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Cecil Collins (1908-1989), Artist

Cecil James Henry Collins

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Painter. Cecil Collins was a mystic in the tradition of William Blake and Samuel Palmer. His vision of a lost Paradise was peopled with his own characteristic archetypes, the Poet, the Fool and the Angel. The two former, highly stylised though they are, have been taken to be in some sense self-portraits, while the Angel was always inspired by his wife, the painter Elisabeth Collins.

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Cecil Collins

by Cecil James Henry Collins
oil on canvas, 1932
NPG 6572

x135915

Cecil James Henry Collins

by Geoffrey Ireland
bromide print on card mount, 1980s
NPG x135915

x32738

Cecil Collins

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, July 1988
NPG x32738

x133104

Cecil Collins; Anthony d'Offay

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1981
NPG x133104

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