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Directors of the National Portrait Gallery


11 People in group

Sandy Robert Nairne

Sandy Robert Nairne

1953-
Former director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

1954-
Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sir George Scharf

Sir George Scharf

1820-1895
Artist and art historian; first Director and later trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 79 portraits | Artist associated with 587 portraits
Sir Roy Strong

Sir Roy Strong

1935-
Art historian and museum director; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter associated with 22 portraits
Charles Kingsley Adams

Charles Kingsley Adams

1899-1971
Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Nicholas Cullinan

1977-
Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Lionel Henry Cust

Sir Lionel Henry Cust

1859-1929
Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Henry Hake

Sir Henry Hake

1892-1951
Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
John Trevor Hayes

John Trevor Hayes

1929-2005
Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir Charles John Holmes

Sir Charles John Holmes

1868-1936
Painter and critic; Director successively of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Sir David Piper

Sir David Piper

1918-1990
Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 3 portraits

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Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

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