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J.B. Priestley

(1894-1984), Writer

John Boynton ('J.B.') Priestley

Sitter in 92 portraits
J. B. Priestley, the Bradford-born dramatist, novelist and essayist had made his name by the early 1930s with The Good Companions (1929) and Angel Pavement (1930). His first West End Play, Dangerous Corner was staged in 1932 and followed by numerous successes including Time and the Conways (1937), The Linden Tree (1948) and An Inspector Calls (1947), this last still proving hugely popular today in Stephen Daldry's production. During the Second World War Priestley's radio 'Postscripts' on Sunday evenings made him an international figure.

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J.B. Priestley, by Powys Evans - NPG 5109

J.B. Priestley

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, early 1930s?
NPG 5109

J.B. Priestley, by Jacob Kramer - NPG 6461

J.B. Priestley

by Jacob Kramer
charcoal, 1930
NPG 6461

J.B. Priestley, by Maurice Lambert - NPG 6025

J.B. Priestley

by Maurice Lambert
bronze bust, 1948
NPG 6025

J.B. Priestley, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(63)

J.B. Priestley

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(63)

J.B. Priestley, by Irving Penn - NPG P1401

J.B. Priestley

by Irving Penn
gelatin silver print, 1950
NPG P1401

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(280)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(280)

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(281)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(281)

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(282)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(282)

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(283)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(283)

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(284)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(284)

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(285)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(285)

J.B. Priestley, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(283a)

J.B. Priestley

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(283a)

J.B. Priestley, by Michael Noakes - NPG 6378

J.B. Priestley

by Michael Noakes
oil on canvas, 1970
NPG 6378

J.B. Priestley, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG P1336

J.B. Priestley

by Dmitri Kasterine
digital print, 2009, based on a work of 1975
NPG P1336

J.B. Priestley, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(33)

J.B. Priestley

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(33)

J.B. Priestley, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1239

J.B. Priestley

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 8 June 1978
NPG P1239

Jacquetta Hawkes; J.B. Priestley, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P817

Jacquetta Hawkes; J.B. Priestley

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 29 May 1980
NPG P817

J.B. Priestley, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1907

J.B. Priestley

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 29 May 1980
NPG P1907

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax2243

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
toned bromide print on flock paper, 1926
NPG Ax2243

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x13518

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1926
NPG x13518

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x13539

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative
NPG x13539

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x13544

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1926
NPG x13544

Sir Hugh Walpole; J.B. Priestley, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17024

Sir Hugh Walpole; J.B. Priestley

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1930
NPG x17024

Mary Wyndham Lewis; J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x13529

Mary Wyndham Lewis; J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x13529

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x2073

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
bromide print on textured paper, 1937
NPG x2073

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x2074

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
cream-toned bromesco print, 1937
NPG x2074

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG Ax136107

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1937
NPG Ax136107

J.B. Priestley; Mae Bacon, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x194310

J.B. Priestley; Mae Bacon

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, circa 1938
NPG x194310

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x13541

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1939
NPG x13541

J.B. Priestley; Maurice Lambert, by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x184067

J.B. Priestley; Maurice Lambert

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, August 1948
NPG x184067

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x47299

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
bromide fibre print, 1949
NPG x47299

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126526

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126526

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126527

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126527

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126528

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126528

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126529

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126529

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126530

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126530

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126531

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126531

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126532

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126532

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126533

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126533

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126534

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126534

J.B. Priestley, by John Gay - NPG x126535

J.B. Priestley

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126535

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x2079

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x2079

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x2077

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x2077

J.B. Priestley, by Howard Coster - NPG x2076

J.B. Priestley

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x2076

J.B. Priestley, by Derek Allen - NPG x24113

J.B. Priestley

by Derek Allen
bromide print, 1955
NPG x24113

J.B. Priestley, by Mark Gerson - NPG x13367

J.B. Priestley

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, July 1960
NPG x13367

J.B. Priestley; Jacquetta Hawkes, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88237

J.B. Priestley; Jacquetta Hawkes

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, July 1960
NPG x88237

J.B. Priestley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21957

J.B. Priestley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 3 July 1968
NPG x21957

J.B. Priestley, by Roger George Clark - NPG x29116

J.B. Priestley

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 1977
NPG x29116

J.B. Priestley, by David Reed - NPG x76357

J.B. Priestley

by David Reed
colour print, 1978
NPG x76357

J.B. Priestley, by Jane Bown - NPG x28630

J.B. Priestley

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1980
NPG x28630

J.B. Priestley, by Stephen Hyde - NPG x24943

J.B. Priestley

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, April 1982
NPG x24943

J.B. Priestley, by Stephen Hyde - NPG x24947

J.B. Priestley

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, April 1982
NPG x24947

J.B. Priestley, by Granville Davies - NPG x23462

J.B. Priestley

by Granville Davies
resin print, July 1984
NPG x23462

J.B. Priestley, by Granville Davies - NPG x23464

J.B. Priestley

by Granville Davies
resin print, July 1984
NPG x23464

J.B. Priestley, by Granville Davies - NPG x23463

J.B. Priestley

by Granville Davies
resin print, July 1984
NPG x23463

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