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Natalie Bevan (née Ackenhausen, later Denny) (1909-2007), Painter and ceramicist

Sitter in 1 portrait
Painter, ceramicist and society hostess. During her youth Natalie Bevan was a muse to many leading British artists. In 1946 she married Bobby Bevan (son of Robert Bevan and Stanislawa de Karlowska) and their home at Boxted House on the Essex-Sussex border became a showcase for their celebrated art collection including works by the Bevans and other Camden Town artists. During the 1950s and 1960s Boxted was an important gathering place for writers, politicians and artists including John Nash and Maggi Hambling.

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Natalie Bevan (née Ackenhausen, later Denny) ('Supper (Natalie Denny)')

by Mark Gertler
oil on canvas, 1928
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6877