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Musicians


1424 People in group

Karl Friedrich Abel

Karl Friedrich Abel

1723-1787
Composer and concert impresario
Sitter in 5 portraits
Speedy Acquaye

Speedy Acquaye

1931-1993
Percussionist
Sitter in 1 portrait
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Bryan Adams

1959-
Musician and photographer
Artist of 25 portraits
Richard Addinsell

Richard Addinsell

1904-1977
Composer
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Addison

John Addison

1920-1998
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ambrose Adekoya Campbell

Ambrose Adekoya Campbell

1919-2006
Singer, guitarist, percussionist, composer and bandleader
Sitter in 1 portrait
Adele

Adele

1988-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

1971-
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Larry Adler

Larry Adler

1914-2001
Mouth organist
Sitter in 9 portraits
Laurel Aitken

Laurel Aitken

1927-2005
Singer, songwriter and record producer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

1968-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Blur' and co-founder of 'Gorillaz'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine

1955-
Musician; guitarist for the band The Slits
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Alcock

John Alcock

1715-1806
Organist of Lichfield Cathedral
Sitter in 2 portraits
Steve Alexander

Steve Alexander

1962-
Drummer; member of Brother Beyond
Sitter in 1 portrait
Eric Allandale (Eric Allandale Dubuisson)

Eric Allandale (Eric Allandale Dubuisson)

1936-2001
Musician; trombonist, songwriter and bandleader
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Samuel Allen

John Samuel Allen

1945-
Musician; guitarist for The Nashville Teens
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

1985-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Rod Allen (Rodney Bainbridge)

Rod Allen (Rodney Bainbridge)

1944-2008
Musician; lead singer and bass guitarist for The Fortunes
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marc Almond

Marc Almond

1957-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Soft Cell'
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas Massa Alsager

Thomas Massa Alsager

1779-1846
Journalist and musician
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
William Alwyn

William Alwyn

1905-1985
Composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
(Benjamin Baruch ('Bert')) Ambrose

(Benjamin Baruch ('Bert')) Ambrose

1896-1971
Violinist and bandleader
Sitter in 1 portrait
David ('Dave') Ambrose

David ('Dave') Ambrose

1945-
Musician; bassist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson

1873-1942
Librettist, lyricist and adapter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson

1967-
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ernest Ansermet

Ernest Ansermet

1883-1969
Conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Adam Ant

Adam Ant

1954-
Musician and singer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Nightclub pianist and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Natalie Appleton

Natalie Appleton

1973-
Singer; member of All Saints
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nicole Appleton

Nicole Appleton

1974-
Singer; member of All Saints
Sitter in 1 portrait
Luigi Arditi

Luigi Arditi

1822-1903
Italian violinist, composer and conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Neil Richard Ardley

Neil Richard Ardley

1937-2004
Composer, musician and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rod Argent

Rod Argent

1945-
Musician; founding member of The Zombies and Argent
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ludovico Ariosto

Ludovico Ariosto

1474-1533
Composer
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Ari-Up

Ari-Up

1962-2010
Singer; member of The Slits
Sitter in 4 portraits
Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

1950-
Singer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Louis ('Satchmo') Armstrong

Louis ('Satchmo') Armstrong

1900-1971
Jazz musician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Thomas Armstrong

Sir Thomas Armstrong

1898-1994
Musician and Principal of the Royal Academy of Music
Sitter in 3 portraits
Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell

Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell

1917-2009
Conductor and composer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold

Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold

1921-2006
Composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Paul ('Bonehead') Arthurs

Paul ('Bonehead') Arthurs

1965-
Musician; rhythm guitarist for Oasis
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ashbridge

Ashbridge

active 1787
Musician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Harold Ashby

Harold Ashby

1925-2003
Jazz saxophonist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

1971-
Musician; singer and guitarist for The Verve
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Asher

Peter Asher

1944-
Guitarist, singer, manager and record producer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Matthew Ashman

Matthew Ashman

1960-1995
Musician; member of Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mickey Ashman

Mickey Ashman

1927-2015
Musician, bassist for the 'Humphrey Lyttelton Band'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Astro

Astro

1957-2021
Musician; percussionist and trumpeter of UB40
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ivor Atkins

Ivor Atkins

1869-1953
Organist and choirmaster
Sitter in 5 portraits
Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell

1914-1983
Pianist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Daniel Auber

Daniel Auber

1782-1871
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Frederic Austin

Frederic Austin

1872-1952
Singer and composer
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Richard Austin

Richard Austin

1903-1989
Conductor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Mick Avory

Mick Avory

1944-
Musician; drummer for The Kinks
Sitter in 14 portraits
Annabella Lwin

Annabella Lwin

1966-
Musician; lead singer for Bow Wow Wow
Sitter in 1 portrait
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gina Bachauer

Gina Bachauer

1913-1976
Greek pianist; wife of Alec Sherman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Walter Bache

Walter Bache

1842-1888
Pianist
Sitter in 2 portraits

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