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Musicians


1424 People in group

Ivy Benson

Ivy Benson

1914-1993
Musician; founding member of All Girls Band
Sitter in 3 portraits
Francesco Berger

Francesco Berger

1834-1933
Pianist, composer and teacher of music
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

1903-1989
Composer
Sitter in 23 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Francesco Bernardi ('Senesino')

Francesco Bernardi ('Senesino')

circa 1680-circa 1750
Castrato
Sitter in 4 portraits
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners

1883-1950
Musician, artist and writer
Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Guy Berryman

Guy Berryman

1978-
Musician; bassist for Coldplay
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ferdinando Bertoni

Ferdinando Bertoni

1725-1813
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Pete Best

Pete Best

1941-
Musician; drummer for The Beatles
Sitter in 3 portraits
William Thomas Best

William Thomas Best

1826-1897
Organist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Paul Betjeman

Paul Betjeman

1938-
Jazz saxophonist; son of Sir John Betjeman
Sitter in 10 portraits
Beverley ('Bev') Bevan

Beverley ('Bev') Bevan

1944-
Musician; drummer for The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
Sitter in 3 portraits
Clifford Bevan

Clifford Bevan

active 1950s-1960s
Musician, member of 'The Temperance Seven'
Sitter in 2 portraits
Acker Bilk

Acker Bilk

1929-2014
Clarinettist and vocalist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Elizabeth Billington (née Weichsel)

Elizabeth Billington (née Weichsel)

1765-1818
Singer
Sitter in 11 portraits
Ronald Birks

Ronald Birks

1945-
Violinist; member of The Lindsay String Quartet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Birrell

Peter Birrell

1941-
Musician and chauffeur; bass player for Freddie and the Dreamers
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

1934-
Composer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

1786-1855
Composer of operas and glees
Sitter in 3 portraits
Björk

Björk

1965-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Cilla Black

Cilla Black

1943-2015
Television presenter and singer
Sitter in 13 portraits
Pauline Black (Belinda Magnus)

Pauline Black (Belinda Magnus)

1953-
Singer, actress and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
James ('Jimmy') Blades

James ('Jimmy') Blades

1901-1999
Percussionist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Gamble Blagrove

Henry Gamble Blagrove

1811-1872
Violinist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan David Blakely

Alan David Blakely

1942-1996
Musician, keyboardist for 'The Tremeloes'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan Blakley

Alan Blakley

1942-1996
Musician; record producer and guitarist for The Tremeloes
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Quirinus van Blankenburg

Quirinus van Blankenburg

1654-1739
Dutch music theorist, organist and composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Melanie Blatt

Melanie Blatt

1975-
Singer; member of All Saints
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harry Blech

Harry Blech

1910-1999
Conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Arthur Bliss

Sir Arthur Bliss

1891-1975
Composer
Sitter in 41 portraits
John Blow

John Blow

1648-1708
Musical composer and organist
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Jacob Blumenthal

Jacob Blumenthal

1829-1908
Composer and pianist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Colin Edward Michael Blunstone

Colin Edward Michael Blunstone

1945-
Singer; member of The Zombies
Sitter in 1 portrait
Michel Boai

Michel Boai

active 1830s
Chin performer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mrs Boai

Mrs Boai

active 1830s
Musician; wife of Michel Boai
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan

1947-1977
Musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of T. Rex
Sitter in 4 portraits
Bono

Bono

1960-
Musician; singer for U2
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rutland Boughton

Rutland Boughton

1878-1960
Composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Boult

1889-1983
Conductor
Sitter in 67 portraits
Sir John Dykes Bower

Sir John Dykes Bower

1905-1981
Organist; Honorary Secretary, Royal College of Organists
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
David Bowie

David Bowie

1947-2016
Singer, songwriter, performer and actor
Sitter in 19 portraits
Al Bowlly

Al Bowlly

1899-1941
Singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Boyce

Boyce

active 1795
Cellist
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Boyce

William Boyce

1711-1779
Organist and composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd

1942-
Record producer and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Bradbury

John Bradbury

1953-2015
Musician; drummer and record producer; member of The Specials
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ruby Braff

Ruby Braff

1927-2003
Jazz trumpeter and cornetist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

1957-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dennis Brain

Dennis Brain

1921-1957
Horn player
Sitter in 10 portraits
Norbert Brainin

Norbert Brainin

1923-2005
Violinist; member of the Amadeus Quartet
Sitter in 2 portraits
Warwick Braithwaite

Warwick Braithwaite

1896-1971
Conductor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Ralouka ('Rachel') Bibesco-Bassaraba (née Musurus), Princess de Brancovan

Ralouka ('Rachel') Bibesco-Bassaraba (née Musurus), Princess de Brancovan

Pianist; wife of Prince Gregoire Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan; mother of Anna de Noailles; daughter of Constantine Musurus
Sitter in 4 portraits
Rex Brayley

Rex Brayley

1948-
Musician; guitarist for The Love Affair
Sitter in 1 portrait
Julian Bream

Julian Bream

1933-2020
Guitarist and lutenist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel

1931-
Concert pianist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir (Alfred) Herbert Brewer

Sir (Alfred) Herbert Brewer

1865-1928
Organist and composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
(William) Havergal Brian

(William) Havergal Brian

1876-1972
Composer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Frank Bridge

Frank Bridge

1879-1941
Musician and composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir (John) Frederick Bridge

Sir (John) Frederick Bridge

1844-1924
Organist, composer and musical antiquary
Sitter in 9 portraits
Pasquale Brignoli

Pasquale Brignoli

1823 or 1824-1884
Singer and pianist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Peter Briquette

Peter Briquette

1954-
Musician; member of The Boomtown Rats
Sitter in 1 portrait

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