Walter Benington: Pictorial portraits
by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
18 May 1928
PAST DISPLAY ARCHIVE
9 December 2006 - 17 June 2007
Room 31 case display
This display celebrates the portrait photographs of the pictorialist photographer Walter Benington (1872-1936) and shows for the first time a selection of newly acquired works focusing on his 'at home' images of leading artistic, literary, political and scientific figures.
Benington's subjects include innovative dance teacher Margaret Morris, the artists Alfred Wolmark and Philip de László, the author of A History of Europe (1935) H.A.L. Fisher, television pioneer John Logie Baird, women writers George Egerton and Storm Jameson as well as Albert Einstein photographed in 1921 whilst visiting London to present his theories of Relativity.
The National Portrait Gallery would like to thank Rob Crow, who has generously shared his comprehensive research on Walter Benington's photographic oeuvre and helped curate this display.