Sylvia Syms

1 portrait

Sylvia Syms, by Ida Kar, 1953 - NPG x88601 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sylvia Syms

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1953
9 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (250 mm x 192 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x88601


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Sitterback to top

  • Sylvia Syms (1934-), Actress, director and producer. Sitter in 10 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1487 portraits, Sitter associated with 137 portraits.

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Kar took this publicity portrait shortly before Syms's stage debut in George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart (1954) and achieved the intense lighting by using two PhotoFlood lights with reflectors.

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