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Diane Julie Abbott

Diane Julie Abbott

1953-
Labour politician; MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Sitter in 4 portraits
Marcus Adams

Marcus Adams

1875-1959
Photographer
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist associated with 145 portraits
Tony Alexander Adams

Tony Alexander Adams

1966-
Footballer and football manager
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

1672-1719
Essayist and poet
Sitter in 24 portraits
Adedoyin ('Ade') Adepitan

Adedoyin ('Ade') Adepitan

1973-
Television presenter and wheelchair basketball player; Paralympian and London 2012 Ambassador
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

1971-
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir David Adjaye

Sir David Adjaye

1966-
Architect
Sitter in 3 portraits
Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar

1899-1991
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

1968-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Blur' and co-founder of 'Gorillaz'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Ira Frederick Aldridge

Ira Frederick Aldridge

1807-1867
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

1943-
Student activist; writer and film producer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir George Oswald Browning ('Gubby') Allen

Sir George Oswald Browning ('Gubby') Allen

1902-1989
Cricketer and cricket administrator
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

1836-1912
Painter
Sitter in 40 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits
William Allen Alsop

William Allen Alsop

1947-2018
Architect
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir (Edwin) Hardy Amies

Sir (Edwin) Hardy Amies

1909-2003
Couturier; dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II; Head of Special Operations Executive in Belgium during World War II
Sitter in 21 portraits
Sir Kingsley William Amis

Sir Kingsley William Amis

1922-1995
Novelist
Sitter in 31 portraits
Vivian Alexander ('Viv') Anderson

Vivian Alexander ('Viv') Anderson

1956-
Footballer and coach
Sitter in 1 portrait
Julie Elizabeth Andrews

Julie Elizabeth Andrews

1935-
Actress
Sitter in 7 portraits
Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus

Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus

1904-1993
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits