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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

41 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

Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband, by Kyffin Williams - NPG 6621

Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband

by Kyffin Williams
oil on canvas, circa 1965
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6621

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

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

Diana, Princess of Wales, by Bryan Organ - NPG 5408

Diana, Princess of Wales

by Bryan Organ
acrylic on canvas, 1981
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5408

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

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

Ishbel Myerscough; Chantal Joffe ('Two Girls'), by Ishbel Myerscough - NPG 6959

Ishbel Myerscough; Chantal Joffe ('Two Girls')

by Ishbel Myerscough
oil on canvas, 1991
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6959

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

Salman Rushdie ('The Moor'), by Bhupen Khakhar - NPG 6352

Salman Rushdie ('The Moor')

by Bhupen Khakhar
oil on linen, 1995
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6352

Nelson Mandela, by Ian Homer Walters - NPG 6868

Nelson Mandela

by Ian Homer Walters
bronze bust, 2008, based on a work of 2001
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6868