© National Portrait Gallery, London
Paul Millichip and family
by Ida Kar Click on the links below to find out more
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960s
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1516 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.
This photograph was taken just outside his studio room at his West Hampstead flat before a solo show in 1960 at Gallery One. The works seen were all in the exhibition and were concerned with figures in movement, both singly and in groups. Millichip, whom Kar photographed with his first wife, the painter Felicity Evershed, and children Diana and Robin with pet cat Mr Greibson, remembers: 'Ida Kar was an Armenian of very positive temperament and outlook - fiercely aware of her abilities and talent.'
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