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482 People in sitter grouping:

Some of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer sitters and artists represented in the collection.

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Berenice Abbott

1898-1991
Photographer
Artist of 4 portraits
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd

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

Nicola Adams

1982-
Boxer; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

1971-
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

1865-1925
Surgeon; first British woman to obtain the degree of Master of Surgery; daughter of Frederick James Aldrich-Blake
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mary Sophia Allen

Mary Sophia Allen

1878-1964
Founder and Commandant of Women Police in London
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marc Almond

Marc Almond

1957-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Soft Cell'
Sitter in 3 portraits
Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson

1923-1994
Film, television and stage director
Sitter in 9 portraits
Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

1950-
Singer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton

1904-1988
Founder-choreographer and Director of the Royal Ballet
Sitter in 31 portraits
Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith

1902-1968
Film director
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden

1907-1973
Poet
Sitter in 43 portraits
Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon

1923-2004
Fashion photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 10 portraits
Don Bachardy

Don Bachardy

1934-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits
Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

1909-1992
Painter
Sitter in 47 portraits
Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey

1971-
Fashion designer; former Chief Executive Officer of Burberry
Sitter in 2 portraits
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

1906-1975
Dancer, singer and actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Baldwin

James Baldwin

1924-1987
Writer and critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga

1895-1972
Fashion designer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Eve Balfour

Eve Balfour

1898-1990
Promoter of organic farming; co-founder and Honorary Life President of the The Soil Association
Sitter in 3 portraits