Only Connect - Sir Michael Tippett <> T.S. Eliot

How are these sitters connected?


Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, by Martin Rose, 1989 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett
by Martin Rose
1989
NPG 6043

T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949 - NPG  - © The estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2013<br />

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

The connection

Michael Tippett described T. S. Eliot as his ‘spiritual father’. At their last meeting, Tippett teased him for the prose style of his play, The Family Reunion.

Find out more about Tippett connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG 5919 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Barbara Hepworth

NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG x33552 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Priaulx Rainier

NPG x27595 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Tippett <> Yehudi Menuhin


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