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John Vickers (died 1976), Theatre photographer and photographic assistant to Angus McBean

Artist of 5 portraits
John Vickers began his career by working as assistant to photographer Angus McBean in the 1930s. From 1939 until the time of his death, he ran his own studio. After the war he became well known as a theatre photographer working for theatres including the Old Vic. He photographed over 1,000 productions and his portraits of actors, writers and musicians gained him a high reputation. For the last twenty years of his career he worked mainly on advertising and commercial photography.

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Vivien Leigh; Angus McBean

by John Vickers
bromide print, 1938
NPG P901


Angus McBean and Vivien Leigh

by John Vickers
vintage bromide print, 1938
NPG Ax183862


Peter Gellhorn

by John Vickers
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x16340


Lillian Gish

by John Vickers
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 28 August 1946
NPG x193320


Frederick Ermin Woodhouse

by John Vickers
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 28 September 1949
NPG x193369