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Recent commissioned portraits

 

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee
by Sean Henry
2015
NPG 6996

Simon Weston
by Nicky Philipps
2014
NPG 6984

Shami Chakrabarti
by Gillian Wearing
2011
NPG 6923

Kelly Holmes
by Craig Wylie
2012
NPG 6944

Sir Andrew John Wiles
by Rupert Alexander
2015
NPG 6994

Dame Zaha Hadid
by Michael Craig-Martin
2008
NPG 6840

James Ephraim Lovelock
by Michael Gaskell
2011
NPG 6928

David Beckham ('David')
by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)
2004
NPG 6661

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