Aldous Huxley

1 portrait of Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley, by George Platt Lynes, 1946 - NPG P1686 - © estate of George Platt Lynes

© estate of George Platt Lynes

Aldous Huxley

by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1946
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (240 mm x 192 mm)
Purchased, 2011
Primary Collection
NPG P1686

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Huxley moved to America in the Spring of 1937, and this photograph shows him at home at Llano del Rio in California, the site of an abandoned Utopian commune. His time living here inspired publications including the essay Ozymandias, the Desert Utopia that Failed (1956).