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Bridget Riley (1931-), Artist

Bridget Louise Riley

Sitter in 18 portraits
Born in London, she studied at Goldsmith's and the Royal College of Art. The leading exponent of 'Op Art' in Britain, Riley worked initially in black and white, only introducing colour in 1967. Her solo exhibitions in 1962 and 1963 and a series of overseas shows in 1964 secured an international reputation for her meticulously executed paintings with dazzling 3-D effects. She won the International Prize for Painting at the 1968 Venice Biennale. Recent retrospective shows were held at the Hayward Gallery (1992), the Tate (1994) and the Serpentine Gallery (1999).

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x128599

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x128599

x88521

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1963
NPG x88521

x88522

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1963
NPG x88522

x13795

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1963
NPG x13795

x134152

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x134152

x134209

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
vintage contact sheet, 1963
NPG x134209

x134210

Bridget Riley; Jeffrey Steele

by Ida Kar
vintage contact sheet, 1963
NPG x134210

x135181

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1963
NPG x135181

x127158

Bridget Riley

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x127158

x13745

Bridget Riley

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, 1964
NPG x13745

x22053

Bridget Riley

by (John) Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x22053

x22052

Bridget Riley

by (John) Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x22052

x138828

Bridget Louise Riley

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1973
NPG x138828

x138829

Bridget Louise Riley

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1978
NPG x138829

x45760

Bridget Riley

by Paul Tozer
bromide fibre print, 13 July 1992
NPG x45760

x88992

Bridget Riley

by Jillian Edelstein
C-type colour print, 14 August 2000
NPG x88992

x131776

Bridget Riley

by Eamonn McCabe
C-type colour print, 2004
NPG x131776

x22470

Bridget Riley

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1980
NPG x22470