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Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

Artists and Sitters: Britain 1960 - present

The display includes groups of portraits by particular artists, inviting the viewer to consider the range of contrasting approaches. While the challenge of depicting an observed sitter remained, a rich stylistic diversity characterises portraiture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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See also: The end wall of Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

43 portraits on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Dorothy Stuart Russell, by Ismond Rosen - NPG 6604

Dorothy Stuart Russell

by Ismond Rosen
plaster bust, 1960
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6604

The Situation Group, by Sylvia Sleigh - NPG 6817

The Situation Group

by Sylvia Sleigh
oil on linen, mounted on canvas, 1961
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6817

Sid James, by Ruskin Spear - NPG 6820

Sid James

by Ruskin Spear
oil and collage on canvas, 1962
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6820

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother'), by Sam Walsh - NPG 6172

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother')

by Sam Walsh
oil on masonite, 1964
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6172

Elspet Gray; Brian Rix, by John Randall Bratby - NPG 6159

Elspet Gray; Brian Rix

by John Randall Bratby
oil on canvas, 1967
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6159

Virginia Wade, by David Wynne - NPG 7009

Virginia Wade

by David Wynne
bronze cast, 1972
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7009

Pandit Ram Gopal, by Feliks Topolski - NPG 6812

Pandit Ram Gopal

by Feliks Topolski
watercolour, gouache and silkscreen on paper, circa 1972
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6812

Elton John ('On the throne'), by Suzi Malin - NPG 6563

Elton John ('On the throne')

by Suzi Malin
tempera over gold leaf on gesso prepared board, 1978
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6563

Nigel Graeme Henderson ('With Egg On My Face'), by Nigel Graeme Henderson - NPG 7016

Nigel Graeme Henderson ('With Egg On My Face')

by Nigel Graeme Henderson
hand-coloured photo collage mounted on board, 1980
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7016

Leon Kossoff, by Leon Kossoff - NPG 5772

Leon Kossoff

by Leon Kossoff
oil on board, 1981
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5772

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982, by Paul Brason - NPG 5843

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1982-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5843

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Bryan Organ - NPG 5698

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Bryan Organ
acrylic on canvas, 1983
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5698

Queen Elizabeth II, by Michael Leonard - NPG 5861

Queen Elizabeth II

by Michael Leonard
acrylic on cotton duck, 1985-1986
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5861

Dorothy Hodgkin, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 5797

Dorothy Hodgkin

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5797

Arnold Abraham Goodman, Baron Goodman, by Anthony Caro - NPG L240

Arnold Abraham Goodman, Baron Goodman

by Anthony Caro
bronze head, 1988
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L240

Sir David Attenborough; Richard Attenborough, by Ivy Smith - NPG 6073

Sir David Attenborough; Richard Attenborough

by Ivy Smith
oil on canvas, 1989
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6073

Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild ('Man in a Chair'), by Lucian Freud - NPG L201

Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild ('Man in a Chair')

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, 1989
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L201

Chris Ofili, by Chris Ofili - NPG 6835

Chris Ofili

by Chris Ofili
oil on canvas, 1991
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6835

R.B. Kitaj ('Self-Portrait: Hockney Pillow'), by R.B. Kitaj - NPG 6791

R.B. Kitaj ('Self-Portrait: Hockney Pillow')

by R.B. Kitaj
oil on canvas, 1993-1994
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6791

Leonard Gordon Wolfson, Lord Wolfson, by Andrew Festing - NPG 6529

Leonard Gordon Wolfson, Lord Wolfson

by Andrew Festing
oil on canvas, 2000
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6529