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Biologists


44 People in group

Edgar Johnson Allen

Edgar Johnson Allen

1866-1942
Marine biologist
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Thomas Astbury

William Thomas Astbury

1898-1961
Physicist, crystallographer and molecular biologist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Bertie Thomas Percival Barker

Bertie Thomas Percival Barker

1877-1961
Agricultural biologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir William Blaxland Benham

Sir William Blaxland Benham

1860-1950
Biologist and zoologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Cyril Bibby

Cyril Bibby

1914-1987
Biologist and educator
Sitter in 2 portraits
Tom Blundell

Tom Blundell

1942-
Biologist and Professor of Biochemistry
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Harry Compton Crick

Francis Harry Compton Crick

1916-2004
Molecular biologist
Sitter in 10 portraits
Allan Watt Downie

Allan Watt Downie

1901-1988
Medical microbiologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
(John) Alastair Dudgeon

(John) Alastair Dudgeon

1916-1989
Microbiologist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Paul Fildes

Sir Paul Fildes

1882-1971
Microbiologist; son of Sir Luke Fildes
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Patrick Geddes

Sir Patrick Geddes

1854-1932
Biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir William Bate Hardy

Sir William Bate Hardy

1864-1934
Biologist and food scientist; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Charles Henry Hasler Harold

1885-1938
Lieutenant-Colonel and microbiologist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Walter Heape

Walter Heape

1855-1929
Marine biologist
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Charles Frederick Hickling

1902-1977
Marine biologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Julian Huxley

Sir Julian Huxley

1887-1975
Biologist and writer
Sitter in 58 portraits
Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

1825-1895
Biologist and science educationist
Sitter in 48 portraits
Dame Louise Johnson

Dame Louise Johnson

1940-2012
Physicist, structural biologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Aaron Klug

Sir Aaron Klug

1926-2018
Molecular biologist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Francis Gerald William Knowles, 6th Bt

Sir Francis Gerald William Knowles, 6th Bt

1915-1974
Biologist
Sitter in 1 portrait

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