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Creative Connections: London: Tower Hamlets


32 People in sitter grouping:

People in the Gallery's Collection connected to the London borough of Tower Hamlets. The inspiring life stories of eight of these individuals were explored by young people from St Paul's Way Trust School in 2013. Through creative art workshops they undertook research, deconstructed two portraits of each person and then reimaged them in new works which were displayed at the Gallery.

Sir David Adjaye

Sir David Adjaye

1966-
Architect
Sitter in 3 portraits
Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee

1883-1967
Prime Minister
Sitter in 49 portraits
Thomas John Barnardo

Thomas John Barnardo

1845-1905
Philanthropist; founder of Barnardos Homes
Sitter in 5 portraits
Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart

1930-1999
Composer, lyricist and playwright
Sitter in 7 portraits
Annie Besant (née Wood)

Annie Besant (née Wood)

1847-1933
Socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule
Sitter in 4 portraits
David Bomberg

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
William Booth

William Booth

1829-1912
Founder of the Salvation Army
Sitter in 39 portraits
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

1769-1849
Civil engineer
Sitter in 10 portraits
Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell

1865-1915
Nurse
Sitter in 6 portraits
James Cook

James Cook

1728-1779
Circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

1869-1948
Indian political leader and religious and social reformer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Mark Gertler

Mark Gertler

1891-1939
Painter
Sitter in 99 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George

1943-; 1942-
Artists
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Stuart McPhail Hall

Stuart McPhail Hall

1932-2014
Sociologist, cultural theorist, academic and political activist; Chair of Iniva and Autograph ABP
Sitter in 2 portraits
Oona Tamsyn King

Oona Tamsyn King

1967-
Politician; MP for Bethnal Green and Bow
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Lansbury

George Lansbury

1859-1940
Pacifist and politician; Labour leader and MP for Bow and Bromley
Sitter in 31 portraits
Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst

1882-1960
Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits