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(William) Kenneth Armitage

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(William) Kenneth Armitage, by Ida Kar, 1954 - NPG x133212 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

(William) Kenneth Armitage

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x133212


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Kar photographed Armitage at his flat in Earls Court, with Linked Figures (1949), modelled with plaster over netting, and Standing Group 2 (1952), one of his screen-like groups. Around this time he developed his style of abstraction based on a simplification of human form. Armitage wrote to Kar regarding her Gallery One show: 'I'm sure your exhibition will prove a real success.'