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Fitzrovia


29 People in sitter grouping:

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the central London area of Fitzrovia has played host to a wide assortment of creatives, from the artists John Constable and Dante Rosetti, to writers and poets such as Dylan Thomas and Patrick Hamilton. Taking up residence in the Fitzroy Tavern, or later The Wheatsheaf public house, the area became renowned for its literary scene, mixed with the dubious characters of North Soho- as the district was also called. The years 1925-40 can be seen as the area's heyday as a hotbed of creatives and criminals. Post-war, the area quietened and many of the regulars ceased to visit as they moved on to drinking holes on Portland Place, conveniently close to the BBC Headquarters. A lasting portrait of Fitzrovia in its prime can be read in Julian Maclaren-Ross's Memoirs of the Forties (1965), where he captures the bohemian spirit of the area at that time.

Keidrych Rhys

Keidrych Rhys

1915-1987
Poet, writer and editor of 'Wales'
Sitter in 14 portraits
Alan John Ross

Alan John Ross

1922-2001
Writer and editor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1828-1882
Painter and poet
Sitter in 29 portraits | Artist associated with 22 portraits
Stephen Spender

Stephen Spender

1909-1995
Poet and critic
Sitter associated with 53 portraits
Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu

Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu

1915-1983
Poet and editor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Caitlin Macnamara Thomas

Caitlin Macnamara Thomas

1913-1994
Wife of Dylan Thomas
Sitter in 10 portraits
Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

1914-1953
Poet
Sitter in 22 portraits
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834-1903
Painter and etcher
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Joan Wyndham

Joan Wyndham

1921-2007
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait

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