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Jewish sitters


226 People in sitter grouping:

A selection of Jewish sitters represented in the collection. See also the Jewish artists group.

Harold Abrahams

Harold Abrahams

1899-1978
Sprinter; Olympian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Leo Abse

Leo Abse

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

Frank Auerbach

1931-
Painter
Sitter in 37 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Michael Balcon

Michael Balcon

1896-1977
Film producer
Sitter in 34 portraits
Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart

1930-1999
Composer, lyricist and playwright
Sitter in 8 portraits
Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

1804-1881
Prime Minister and novelist
Sitter associated with 110 portraits
Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bt

Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Bt

1865-1930
Financier and philanthropist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff

1937-
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Isaiah Berlin

Sir Isaiah Berlin

1909-1997
Philosopher and political theorist
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

1844-1923
Actress
Sitter associated with 37 portraits
David Bomberg

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Mel Calman

Mel Calman

1931-1994
Artist, writer and cartoonist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Ernst Chain

Sir Ernst Chain

1906-1979
Biochemist
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Charles Clore

Sir Charles Clore

1904-1979
Financier
Sitter in 3 portraits
Alma Cogan

Alma Cogan

1932-1966
Singer
Sitter in 15 portraits
Harriet Cohen

Harriet Cohen

1895-1967
Pianist
Sitter in 88 portraits
Sir John Edward ('Jack') Cohen

Sir John Edward ('Jack') Cohen

1898-1979
Grocer and philanthropist; creator of Tesco stores
Sitter in 2 portraits
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

1934-2016
Singer, songwriter and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jelly D'Aranyi

Jelly D'Aranyi

1893-1966
Violinist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lionel Nathan de Rothschild

Lionel Nathan de Rothschild

1808-1879
Banker and philanthropist
Sitter in 4 portraits