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Imogen Clare Holst (1907-1984), Musician, dancer, choreographer and actress

Sitter in 9 portraits
Holst was the only child of the composer Gustav Holst. An outstanding pupil at the Royal College of Music, she won several composition prizes. During World War II, Holst organised musical activities for refugees and civilians in rural areas, and went on to found the music school, Dartington College. She became music assistant to Benjamin Britten in 1952, later becoming artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk. Holst wrote several musical biographies, including that of her father, and supervised and conducted recordings of his work.

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Imogen Clare Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x126817


Imogen Clare Holst

by Martha Stern
bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x126818


Imogen Clare Holst

by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman)
vintage print, 1958
NPG x15237


Imogen Clare Holst

by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1961
NPG x135454


Imogen Clare Holst; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

by (Harald Emil) Axel Poignant
bromide print, 1964
NPG x15250


Imogen Clare Holst

by Clive Barda
bromide fibre print, April 1974
NPG x45145


Imogen Clare Holst

by Godfrey MacDomnic
bromide print, March 1974
NPG x76993


Imogen Clare Holst

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, early 1970s
NPG D17943(79)


Imogen Clare Holst

by Milein Cosman
etching, 1981
NPG D18547