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Seamus Heaney

(1939-2013), Poet and Nobel Prize winner

Seamus Justin Heaney

Sitter in 24 portraits
Seamus Heaney was born at Mossbawn, and lived in Dublin from 1976 until his death. His publications include Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), The Haw Lantern (1987) and The Spirit Level (1996). His modern translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf, won him a second Whitbread Book of the Year Prize in 2000. Heaney held the chair of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1989 until 1994 and Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard from 1985 to 1998. He was selected for numerous awards and honours including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and the Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award in 2012.

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Seamus Heaney, by Rollie McKenna - NPG P1672

Seamus Heaney

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1969
NPG P1672

Seamus Heaney, by Ross Wilson - NPG 6261

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
charcoal and pencil, surface worked, 1994
NPG 6261

Seamus Heaney, by Ross Wilson - NPG 6262(10)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(10)

Seamus Heaney, by Ross Wilson - NPG 6262(11)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(11)

Seamus Heaney, by Ross Wilson - NPG 6262(12)

Seamus Heaney

by Ross Wilson
ink and watercolour, 1994
NPG 6262(12)

Seamus Heaney, by Tai-Shan Schierenberg - NPG 6703

Seamus Heaney

by Tai-Shan Schierenberg
oil on canvas, 2004
NPG 6703

Seamus Heaney, by Edward Lucie-Smith - NPG x17465

Seamus Heaney

by Edward Lucie-Smith
bromide print, May 1970
NPG x17465

Seamus Heaney, by George Newson - NPG x35734

Seamus Heaney

by George Newson
bromide fibre print, 1986
NPG x35734

Seamus Heaney, by David Barry - NPG x134044

Seamus Heaney

by David Barry
C-type colour print, 1991
NPG x134044

Seamus Heaney, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88253

Seamus Heaney

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, June 1996
NPG x88253

Seamus Heaney, by Mark Gerson - NPG x125843

Seamus Heaney

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print from original negative, June 1996
NPG x125843

Seamus Heaney, by Mark Gerson - NPG x76834

Seamus Heaney

by Mark Gerson
cibachrome print from original transparency, June 1996
NPG x76834

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