George Harrison

1 portrait of George Harrison

George Harrison, by Arnold Newman, 1978 - NPG P150(19) - © Arnold Newman / Getty Images

© Arnold Newman / Getty Images

George Harrison

by Arnold Newman
colour dye transfer print, 1978
11 5/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (296 mm x 445 mm)
Given by The Sunday Times, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG P150(19)


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Sitterback to top

  • George Harrison (1943-2001), Musician; member of The Beatles. Sitter in 48 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Arnold Newman (1918-2006), Photographer. Artist of 62 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

George Harrison was born in Liverpool in 1943 and during the Sixties was lead guitar with The Beatles. Since the break-up of the band he has concentrated on a mainly solo career of composition and recording. This photograph was taken at Harrison's Victorian mansion in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, where he has his recording studio.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Perry, George, The Great British: Photographs by Arnold Newman, 1979 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 30 November 1979 - 11 May 1980), p. 85