Reg Butler

1 portrait

Reg Butler, by Ida Kar, 1954 - NPG x31621 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Reg Butler

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x31621


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1501 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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The year this photograph was taken, Butler won the international competition for a sculpture of the Unknown Political Prisoner. In a letter to Kar, Butler wrote that the selected photographs were 'splendid,' apart from the rings under his eyes.