Royston Ellis

1 portrait

Royston Ellis, by Ida Kar, 1960 - NPG x132974 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Royston Ellis

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x132974


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

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This photograph was commissioned by the poet Sir John Waller, Ellis's patron and a friend of Victor Musgrave. Ellis's biography The Big Beat Scene (1961) was one of the first contemporary accounts of the music scene in Britain.

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