Eugène Ionesco

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Eugène Ionesco, by Ida Kar, 1960 - NPG x127776 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Eugène Ionesco

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
9 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (247 mm x 248 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x127776


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Romanian-born Ionesco is seen at his writing desk; on the right hangs a poster for his play, Victims of Duty (1953), and on the left are copies of The Possessed by Dostoevsky. At the time of the opening of Kar's Whitechapel exhibition, Ionesco's Rhinocéros (1959) was being staged at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Orson Welles.