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Aldous Huxley, by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky), 26 November 1934 - NPG P359 - © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2013

© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2013

Aldous Huxley

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
bromide print, 26 November 1934
11 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (295 mm x 235 mm)
Purchased, 1988
Primary Collection
NPG P359


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Huxley had already achieved popular success with a number of novels - Crome Yellow (1921), Point Counter Point (1928) and Brave New World (1932) by the time he, along with a number of other writers, was photographed by Man Ray in Paris. His chronically poor eyesight (near blindness) is indicated by the magnification of his eyes through the spectacle lenses. Purchased, 1988.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 215

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