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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.

Beatrice Webb

Beatrice Webb

1858-1943
Social reformer, economist and diarist
Sitter in 76 portraits
Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

1985-
Rap singer, songwriter and DJ
Sitter in 3 portraits
Isaac Rosenberg

Isaac Rosenberg

1890-1918
Painter and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
J.M.W. Turner

J.M.W. Turner

1775-1851
Landscape painter
Sitter associated with 43 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Dame Barbara Windsor (née Deeks)

Dame Barbara Windsor (née Deeks)

1937-2020
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

1959-
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

1759-1797
Writer and feminist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Samuel Augustus Barnett

Samuel Augustus Barnett

1844-1913
Church of England clergyman and social reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Raphael Elkan Samuel

Raphael Elkan Samuel

1934-1996
Historian
Sitter in 2 portraits

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

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