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BAME sitters


1265 People in sitter grouping:

A selection of BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) sitters represented in the collection. See also the BAME artists group.

Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz

1830-1876
Sultan of Turkey
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

1959-
Broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
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
Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

1937-
Singer
Sitter in 22 portraits
Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh

1963-
Psychotherapist; founder of Kids Company
Sitter in 3 portraits
Norman Beaton

Norman Beaton

1934-1994
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Johnson Gideon Beharry

Johnson Gideon Beharry

1979-
Soldier; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

1927-
Singer and actor
Sitter in 36 portraits
Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar

1963-
Comedian and actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree

Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree

1851-1933
Lawyer and Conservative politician; MP for Bethnal Green North East
Sitter in 7 portraits
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

1928-1979
Prime Minister of Pakistan; lawyer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng

1967-
Fashion designer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Paul Boateng

Paul Boateng

1951-
Labour politician; MP for Brent South
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling

1936-
Artist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Mel B

Mel B

1975-
Singer; member of Spice Girls
Sitter in 3 portraits
Frank Bruno

Frank Bruno

1961-
Boxer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Darren Campbell

Darren Campbell

1973-
Sprinter; Olympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

1970-
Fashion model
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell

1974-
Footballer
Sitter in 2 portraits

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