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Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Welfare economist; Master of Trinity College, Cambridge

Sitter in 2 portraits
A welfare economist who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. Formerly Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, he is currently the Lamont University Professor at Harvard University. His publications include On Economic Inequality (1973), Poverty and Famines (1981), Rationalty and Freedom (2003), Identity and Violence: The illusion of Destiny (2006) and The Idea of Justice (2009).

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Amartya Kumar Sen

by Antony Williams
egg tempera on board, 2003
On display in Room 35 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6640


Amartya Kumar Sen

by Norman McBeath
bromide print, 24 August 1999
NPG x88754