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1897 people matching these criteria:

- place 'France'

James Abbe

James Abbe

1883-1973
American photographer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 13 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Berenice Abbott

1898-1991
Photographer
Artist of 4 portraits
Marcus Adams

Marcus Adams

1875-1959
Photographer
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist associated with 146 portraits
Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar

1899-1991
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Anouk Aimée

Anouk Aimée

1932-
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir John William Alcock

Sir John William Alcock

1892-1919
Aviator and RAF Captain; pilot of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alfred, Count D'Orsay

Alfred, Count D'Orsay

1801-1852
Amateur artist and man of fashion
Sitter associated with 13 portraits | Artist associated with 266 portraits
Sir Hardy Amies

Sir 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
André Marie Ampère

André Marie Ampère

1775-1836
Physicist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Norman Angell

Sir Norman Angell

1872-1967
Peace campaigner and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; journalist; author; lecturer; politician; MP for Bradford North
Sitter in 20 portraits
St Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc)

St Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc)

circa 1412-1431
French patriot and martyr
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jean Arp

Jean Arp

1886-1966
Sculptor, painter, collagist, printmaker and poet
Sitter in 7 portraits
Michael Ayrton

Michael Ayrton

1921-1975
Artist
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 10 portraits
Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz

1830-1876
Sultan of Turkey
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

1909-1992
Painter
Sitter in 47 portraits
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

1906-1975
Dancer, singer and actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga

1895-1972
Fashion designer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Albert Ball

Albert Ball

1896-1917
Fighter-pilot; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
Balthus

Balthus

1910-2001
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac

1799-1850
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Banting

John Banting

1902-1972
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 7 portraits
Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

1934-
Film actress
Sitter in 4 portraits
H. Walter Barnett

H. Walter Barnett

1862-1934
Photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 576 portraits
Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

1872-1898
Illustrator
Sitter in 8 portraits
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

1906-1989
Playwright
Sitter in 42 portraits
Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

1879-1961
Conductor
Sitter in 24 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Alexis Simon Belle

1674-1734
Artist
Artist associated with 26 portraits
Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

1844-1923
Actress
Sitter associated with 37 portraits
Robert Polhill Bevan

Robert Polhill Bevan

1865-1925
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin

1946-
Actress and fashion model
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Oswald Birley

Sir Oswald Birley

1880-1952
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 15 portraits
Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc

1949-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jacques-Emile Blanche

Jacques-Emile Blanche

1861-1942
Painter and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 8 portraits
Louis Charles Joseph Blériot

Louis Charles Joseph Blériot

1872-1936
Aviator, inventor and engineer
Sitter in 10 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Erwin Blumenfeld

1897-1969
Photographer
Artist of 1 portrait
David Bomberg

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

1822-1899
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Richard Parkes Bonington

Richard Parkes Bonington

1802-1828
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Emile Antoine Bourdelle

1861-1929
Sculptor
Artist of 1 portrait
Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

1876-1957
Sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Georges Braque

Georges Braque

1882-1963
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits
Brassaï

Brassaï

1899-1984
Photographer, sculptor and film-maker
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Gerald Brenan

Gerald Brenan

1894-1987
Writer and Hispanic scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits
André Breton

André Breton

1896-1966
Poet and critic
Sitter in 7 portraits
Peter Brook

Peter Brook

1925-
Theatre and film producer; co-Director of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Sitter in 12 portraits
Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown

1821-1893
Painter and designer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Fiona Elizabeth Bruce

Fiona Elizabeth Bruce

1964-
Journalist, newsreader and television presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

1769-1849
Civil engineer
Sitter in 10 portraits
Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron

1815-1879
Pioneer photographer
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 114 portraits
Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

1931-
Actress
Sitter in 20 portraits
Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

1917-2011
Painter and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Henri Cartier-Bresson

1908-2004
Photographer
Artist of 13 portraits
Angelica Catalani

Angelica Catalani

1780-1849
Soprano
Sitter in 16 portraits
Catherine of Valois

Catherine of Valois

1401-1437
Queen of Henry V
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de' Medici

1519-1589
Queen consort of France 1547-1559
Sitter in 1 portrait
Blaise Cendrars (né Frédéric Louis Sauser)

Blaise Cendrars (né Frédéric Louis Sauser)

1887-1961
Writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

1887-1985
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir William Chambers

Sir William Chambers

1723-1796
Architect
Sitter in 16 portraits