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Angry young men


17 People in sitter grouping:

The term Angry Young Men was first used to describe the writer John Osborne, following the success of his hugely influential play Look Back in Anger (1956). This collective noun would come to represent a wide array of novelists and playwrights, although they themselves had little desire to be grouped together. An all male group (except for Angry Young Woman Shelagh Delaney, best known for A Taste of Honey (1958)), their works would come to be known as Kitchen Sink dramas, expressive of the contempt and dissatisfaction these working class intellectuals felt for the post-war British society of the time. Their protagonists' disillusionment and frustration with what they felt was the outdated class system and the hypocrisy of the upper classes, would come to represent the dominant literary genre of the 1950s.

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis

1922-1995
Novelist
Sitter in 32 portraits
Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson

1923-1994
Film, television and stage director
Sitter in 9 portraits
Edward Bond

Edward Bond

1934-
Playwright and director
Sitter in 7 portraits
John Osborne

John Osborne

1929-1994
Playwright, autobiographer and actor
Sitter in 21 portraits
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

1930-2008
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 21 portraits
Alan Sillitoe

Alan Sillitoe

1928-2010
Novelist, screenwriter, poet and playwright
Sitter in 8 portraits
Kenneth Peacock Tynan

Kenneth Peacock Tynan

1927-1980
Writer and critic
Sitter in 19 portraits
Keith Spencer Waterhouse

Keith Spencer Waterhouse

1929-2009
Novelist, playwright and screenwriter
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Arnold Wesker

Sir Arnold Wesker

1932-2016
Playwright
Sitter in 15 portraits
John Arden

John Arden

1930-2012
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait
Stanley Barstow

Stanley Barstow

1928-2011
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Gerard Braine

John Gerard Braine

1922-1986
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings

1938-2011
Playwright
Sitter in 4 portraits
Bill Hopkins

Bill Hopkins

1928-2011
Novelist
Sitter in 3 portraits
David Malcolm Storey

David Malcolm Storey

1933-2017
Writer and dramatist
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Barrington Wain

John Barrington Wain

1925-1994
Poet, critic and novelist
Sitter in 9 portraits
Colin Henry Wilson

Colin Henry Wilson

1931-2013
Writer
Sitter in 21 portraits

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