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Colin Henry Wilson (1931-2013), Writer

Sitter in 21 portraits
The 'angry young man' incarnate, the self-taught Wilson had emerged from working in a shoe factory to produce a bestseller, The Ousider (1956) at the age of 24. Alternating manual and intellectual work, he slept on Hampstead Heath, declaring it the most convenient open space for the British Museum Reading Room.

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Colin Henry Wilson

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, July 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, July 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print on card mount, 10 September 1970
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Roger Perry
glossy bromide print, early 1980s
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Roger Perry
glossy bromide print, early 1980s
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
print
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1950s
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1956
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Colin Henry Wilson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1956
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