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Alison Smithson (1928-1993), Architect

Alison Margaret Smithson

Sitter in 4 portraits
The Smithsons met whilst studying Architecture at Durham University (1939-42) and married in 1949. They established their own partnership in 1950 and are best known for their involvement with the Team X group which attempted to break down barriers between the arts and sciences. Projects in Britain include The Economist Building, Piccadilly, London (1959-1965), and the Robin Hood Gardens housing complex, Poplar, East London (1969-1972).

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P1062

Alison Smithson; Peter Smithson

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, July 1972
NPG P1062

x165668

Alison Smithson; Peter Smithson

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print on card mount, 20 January 1969
NPG x165668

x165612

Alison Smithson; Peter Smithson

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print on card mount, 20 January 1969
NPG x165612