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

How are these sitters connected?

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
NPG 4467

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

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett
by Martin Rose
NPG 6043

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.

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