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Writers and critics


1789 People in group

Leo Abse

Leo Abse

1917-2008
Lawyer, writer and Labour politician; MP for Pontypool and Torfaen
Sitter in 11 portraits
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd

1949-
Novelist, biographer and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

1952-2001
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits
Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

1943-
Student activist; writer and film producer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Woody Allen

Woody Allen

1935-
Actor, writer and film director
Sitter in 1 portrait
Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham

1904-1966
Crime writer and novelist
Sitter in 48 portraits
Barbara Amiel

Barbara Amiel

1940-
Journalist and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

1805-1875
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Clive Stuart Anderson

Clive Stuart Anderson

1952-
Comedian, radio and television writer and presenter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Norman Angell

Sir Norman Angell

1872-1967
Peace campaigner and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; journalist; author; lecturer; politician; MP for Bradford North
Sitter in 20 portraits
Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan

1916-2000
Administrator and writer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

1822-1888
Poet, writer and inspector of schools
Sitter in 18 portraits
Jane Asher

Jane Asher

1946-
Actress and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Diana Athill

Diana Athill

1917-2019
Writer and editor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

1955-
Actor and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

1834-1913
Banker, scientist, writer and politician; MP for Maidstone and London University
Sitter in 24 portraits
Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell

1933-
Broadcaster, writer and life peer
Sitter in 5 portraits
James Baldwin

James Baldwin

1924-1987
Writer and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Iain Banks

Iain Banks

1954-2013
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits