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Sir Max Beerbohm

Sir Max Beerbohm

1872-1956
Writer and caricaturist
Sitter associated with 19 portraits | Artist associated with 29 portraits
Clive Bell

Clive Bell

1881-1964
Art critic
Sitter in 29 portraits
Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell

1879-1961
Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn

1953-
Politician; Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tony Benn

Tony Benn

1925-2014
Politician; Chairman of the Labour Party
Sitter in 25 portraits
Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett

1867-1931
Author and journalist
Sitter in 33 portraits
Jill Bennett

Jill Bennett

1931-1990
Actress; fourth wife of John Osborne
Sitter in 9 portraits
George Charles Beresford

George Charles Beresford

1864-1938
Photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 386 portraits
John Berger

John Berger

1926-2017
Writer, broadcaster and art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

1903-1989
Composer
Sitter in 23 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff

1937-
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 8 portraits
Annie Besant (née Wood)

Annie Besant (née Wood)

1847-1933
Socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman

1906-1984
Poet Laureate, writer and broadcaster
Sitter in 41 portraits
Robert Polhill Bevan

Robert Polhill Bevan

1865-1925
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar

1963-
Comedian and actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin

1946-
Actress and fashion model
Sitter in 7 portraits
Björk

Björk

1965-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett

Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett

1897-1974
Physicist; government and military advisor
Sitter in 26 portraits
Peter Blake

Peter Blake

1932-
Painter
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
William Blake

William Blake

1757-1827
Visionary poet and painter
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits