Search the Collection

Sir Nicholas Thomas Grimshaw

(1939-), Architect and the President of the Royal Academy

Sitter in 4 portraits
Architect of Waterloo International Railway Station, Sir Nicholas Gimshaw was trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. After entering a partnership with Terry Farrell, he joined the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1967. he established his own firm, Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, in 1980.

Watch a film clip on the architect from the BBC Archive in the Media section below

Tell us More

List Thumbnail

Sir Nicholas Thomas Grimshaw, by Grant Smith - NPG x76699

Sir Nicholas Thomas Grimshaw

by Grant Smith
bromide print, February 1995
NPG x76699

Sir Nicholas Thomas Grimshaw, by James F. Hunkin - NPG x128174

Sir Nicholas Thomas Grimshaw

by James F. Hunkin
bromide fibre print, 10 May 2005
NPG x128174

Royal Academicians In General Assembly, by Dennis Toff - NPG x134136

Royal Academicians In General Assembly

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 28 May 2009
NPG x134136




Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.