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Sir Kingsley Amis and family

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Sir Kingsley Amis and family, by Daniel Farson, 18 June 1956 - NPG x135684 - © estate of Daniel Farson / National Portrait Gallery, London

© estate of Daniel Farson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Kingsley Amis and family

by Daniel Farson
modern bromide print, 18 June 1956
Given by Daniel Farson, 1994
Photographs Collection
NPG x135684


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  • Daniel Farson (1927-1997), Photographer and writer. Artist of 47 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Farson travelled to Swansea where Amis lectured at the University of Wales. The author of Lucky Jim (1954) and winner of the Somerset Maugham Award told Farson, 'I still can't believe it's happening to us. I used to snatch at three guineas for a poem...We were pretty well on our uppers, when we had another kid we were desperate. Only in the last eighteen months have we lived as well as we want.' Farson stayed the night with Kingsley Amis, his wife Hilary and their children Martin (novelist, b.1949), Philip (b.1948) and Sally (1954-2000).

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