Colin MacInnes

1 portrait

Colin MacInnes, by Ida Kar, 1957 - NPG x128598 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Colin MacInnes

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x128598


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1502 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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MacInnes first visited Gallery One as an art critic before renting a room in the D'Arblay Street building (1956-8), where Kar photographed him. MacInnes became a great friend of Victor Musgrave and Ida Kar and wrote in the foreword of the Whitechapel catalogue that 'an Ida Kar portrait is at once identifiable by its purity and distinction'.