James Dyson ('James, Inventor')

1 portrait on display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery

James Dyson ('James, Inventor'), by Julian Opie, 2010 - NPG 6917 - © Julian Opie / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Julian Opie / National Portrait Gallery, London

James Dyson ('James, Inventor')

by Julian Opie
inkjet on canvas, 2010
56 5/8 in. x 42 5/8 in. (1438 mm x 1082 mm)
Commissioned; made possible by J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions, 2011
Primary Collection
NPG 6917

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  • Julian Opie (1958-), Artist. Artist of 6 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Dyson visited Julian Opie's studio for a sitting, and photographs taken then provided the basis for this portrait. Known for his highly stylised images, in which facial features are simplified, in recent years Opie has adopted an increasingly nuanced approach, demonstrated in this portrait of Dyson, where the delineation of features, shadows and highlights has become more complex.

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