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Harry Diamond

(1924-2009), Photographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Photographer. Born in London's East End, Diamond worked for twenty years as a stagehand before taking up photography in 1969. He documented the changing cityscape of South London and the East End in the 1970s. In Soho, he captured his friends and the rising stars of the art world, including Eduardo Paolozzi and Lucian Freud (photographs in the National Portrait Gallery collection). One of Freud's early paintings of Diamond, Interior at Paddington (1951), was commissioned for the Arts Council's exhibition Sixty Paintings for 51, as part of the Festival of Britain.

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Lucian Freud, by Harry Diamond - NPG x135769

Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, 9 November 1969
NPG x135769

Harry Diamond, by Harry Diamond - NPG x199373

Harry Diamond

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1973
NPG x199373

Francis Bacon; Lucian Freud, by Harry Diamond - NPG x135768

Francis Bacon; Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, 1974
NPG x135768

Lucian Freud; Frank Auerbach, by Harry Diamond - NPG x135767

Lucian Freud; Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, May 1975
NPG x135767

Sir William Menzies Coldstream, by Harry Diamond - NPG x4117

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

by Harry Diamond
bromide print, August 1975
NPG x4117

Richard Carline, by Harry Diamond - NPG x4119

Richard Carline

by Harry Diamond
bromide print, July 1975
NPG x4119

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, by Harry Diamond - NPG x4116

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

by Harry Diamond
bromide fibre print, July 1975
NPG x4116

Lucian Freud, by Harry Diamond - NPG x4114

Lucian Freud

by Harry Diamond
bromide print, 1975
NPG x4114

Michael James Andrews, by Harry Diamond - NPG x4115

Michael James Andrews

by Harry Diamond
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x4115

Frank Auerbach; Jake Auerbach, by Harry Diamond - NPG x199576

Frank Auerbach; Jake Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
35mm film negative, 1978
NPG x199576


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