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563 People in sitter grouping:

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

Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery

1961-1994
Performance artist
Sitter in 6 portraits
David Bowie

David Bowie

1947-2016
Singer, songwriter, performer and actor
Sitter in 19 portraits
Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton

Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton

1904-1983
Politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies
Sitter in 28 portraits
Helen Boyle

Helen Boyle

1869-1957
Specialist in nervous diseases, co-founder of the Lady Chichester Hospital and President, Royal Medico-Psychological Association
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw

1960-
Politician; MP for Exeter and radio reporter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Tom Driberg

Tom Driberg

1905-1976
Journalist and politician
Sitter in 9 portraits
Erica Brausen

Erica Brausen

1908-1992
Art dealer and Director of the Hanover Gallery, London
Sitter in 7 portraits
Jeremy Brett

Jeremy Brett

1933-1995
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

1913-1976
Composer
Sitter in 120 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Marguerite Broadfoote

Marguerite Broadfoote

active 1890s-died 1915
Actress and singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

1887-1915
Poet
Sitter in 21 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Romaine Brooks

1874-1970
Painter; partner of Natalie Barney
Artist associated with 2 portraits
Brigid Antonia Brophy

Brigid Antonia Brophy

1929-1995
Novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Mel B

Mel B

1975-
Singer; member of Spice Girls
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley

John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley

1948-
Group Chief Executive, BP (formerly BP Amoco) plc
Sitter in 2 portraits
Coral Edith Browne

Coral Edith Browne

1913-1991
Actress
Sitter in 9 portraits
David Brynley

David Brynley

1902-1981
Tenor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill

1959-
Writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess

1911-1963
Soviet spy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Burra

Edward Burra

1905-1976
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

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