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Jane Bown

(1925-2014), Photographer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 73 portraits
Born in 1925, Bown worked as a chart corrector in the Wrens, 1944-46. She was a student photographer at Guildford School of Art, 1946-50. Bown started her photographic career 56 years ago when her portrait of Bertrand Russell appeared in The Observer. Admired for her straightforward, naturally posed, black and white portraits usually taken with available light. Her published books include The Gentle Eye (1980) which was accompanied by a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, 1980-81, Women of Consequence (1986), Men of Consequence (1987) and Faces (2000). In 1995 Bown was awarded a CBE for her outstanding contribution to photography.

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Roy Campbell, by Jane Bown - NPG P378

Roy Campbell

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1951
NPG P378

Jonathan Miller, by Jane Bown - NPG P375

Jonathan Miller

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1954
NPG P375

Samuel Beckett, by Jane Bown - NPG P373

Samuel Beckett

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1976
NPG P373

Mick Jagger, by Jane Bown - NPG P376

Mick Jagger

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 5 October 1977
NPG P376

Sir Edward Heath, by Jane Bown - NPG P377

Sir Edward Heath

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1978
NPG P377

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(1)

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(1)

Anna Ford, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(2)

Anna Ford

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(2)

Sir Max Macdonald Hastings, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(3)

Sir Max Macdonald Hastings

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(3)

Stephen Hawking, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(4)

Stephen Hawking

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(4)

Trevor Phillips, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(6)

Trevor Phillips

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(6)

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(9)

Dame Vivienne Westwood

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(9)

Bertrand Russell, by Jane Bown - NPG x133112

Bertrand Russell

by Jane Bown
digital print, 1949
NPG x133112

Bernard Darwin, by Jane Bown - NPG x17010

Bernard Darwin

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x17010

Bernard Darwin, by Jane Bown - NPG x17011

Bernard Darwin

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x17011

Jean Cocteau, by Jane Bown - NPG x133113

Jean Cocteau

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1950
NPG x133113

Roy Campbell, by Jane Bown - NPG x28617

Roy Campbell

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1951
NPG x28617

Evelyn Waugh with his family, by Jane Bown - NPG x28638

Evelyn Waugh with his family

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1951
NPG x28638

Dylan Thomas, by Jane Bown - NPG x28634

Dylan Thomas

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1953
NPG x28634

Edith Sitwell, by Jane Bown - NPG x28632

Edith Sitwell

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1959
NPG x28632

Bob Hope; Anita Ekberg, by Jane Bown - NPG x133109

Bob Hope; Anita Ekberg

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1962
NPG x133109

David Astor, by Jane Bown - NPG x128559

David Astor

by Jane Bown
bromide fibre print, 1963
NPG x128559

Rudolf Nureyev, by Jane Bown - NPG x133114

Rudolf Nureyev

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1964
NPG x133114

Simone Signoret, by Jane Bown - NPG x133111

Simone Signoret

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1966
NPG x133111

Cilla Black, by Jane Bown - NPG x133105

Cilla Black

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1967
NPG x133105

Sir John Barbirolli, by Jane Bown - NPG x28612

Sir John Barbirolli

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1969
NPG x28612

Hermione Gingold, by Jane Bown - NPG x28621

Hermione Gingold

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1969
NPG x28621

Billie Whitelaw, by Jane Bown - NPG x28636

Billie Whitelaw

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1969
NPG x28636

Stevie Smith, by Jane Bown - NPG x133107

Stevie Smith

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1969
NPG x133107

Maria Gatland, by Jane Bown - NPG x199413

Maria Gatland

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, circa 1970
NPG x199413

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, by Jane Bown, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x184260

Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs

by Jane Bown, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 1971
NPG x184260

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), by Jane Bown - NPG x28633

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1971
NPG x28633

Sir John Betjeman, by Jane Bown - NPG x28616

Sir John Betjeman

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1972
NPG x28616

Cecil Beaton, by Jane Bown - NPG x28614

Cecil Beaton

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1974
NPG x28614

Marjorie Rebecca Proops, by Jane Bown - NPG x128550

Marjorie Rebecca Proops

by Jane Bown
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x128550

Basil Hume, by Jane Bown - NPG x127296

Basil Hume

by Jane Bown
bromide fibre print, 1976
NPG x127296

Mick Jagger, by Jane Bown - NPG x133108

Mick Jagger

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 5 October 1977
NPG x133108

Richard Ingrams; Malcolm Muggeridge, by Jane Bown - NPG x28623

Richard Ingrams; Malcolm Muggeridge

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28623

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, by Jane Bown - NPG x28624

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28624

Natalia Makarova, by Jane Bown - NPG x28639

Natalia Makarova

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28639

Duncan Grant, by Jane Bown - NPG x28622

Duncan Grant

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1978
NPG x28622

Iris Murdoch, by Jane Bown - NPG x28628

Iris Murdoch

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1978
NPG x28628

John Osborne, by Jane Bown - NPG x28629

John Osborne

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1979
NPG x28629

Angelica Garnett, by Jane Bown - NPG x28620

Angelica Garnett

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1979
NPG x28620

Sir Robert Mayer, by Jane Bown - NPG x126872

Sir Robert Mayer

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1979
NPG x126872

Dame Margaret Drabble, by Jane Bown - NPG x31077

Dame Margaret Drabble

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1980
NPG x31077

V.S. Pritchett, by Jane Bown - NPG x28640

V.S. Pritchett

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1980
NPG x28640

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

J.B. Priestley

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

Princess Anne, by Jane Bown - NPG x126871

Princess Anne

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1980
NPG x126871

Dame Margaret Drabble; Anne Stevenson, by Jane Bown - NPG x126935

Dame Margaret Drabble; Anne Stevenson

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1980
NPG x126935

Cecil Collins; Anthony d'Offay, by Jane Bown - NPG x133104

Cecil Collins; Anthony d'Offay

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1981
NPG x133104

Francis Bacon, by Jane Bown - NPG x126934

Francis Bacon

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1983
NPG x126934

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Marion Bond

11 October 2017, 21:47

Jane (Mrs Moss) was my neighbour in Alresford. She took a lovely b&w photo of me for my 50th birthday and signed it. Naturally I was thrilled. I paid for the printing and she kept the negatives for her archive. Actually she took quite a few but I chose to enlarge 2 only.

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