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Peter Edwards

(1955-), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 7 portraits
Born in Wales, Peter Edwards' first portrait to enter the collection was of the Liverpool Poets Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten; another portrait of the poet Seamus Heaney led to a one-man show of contemporary poets at the Gallery in 1990. In 1991 he painted for the Gallery a life-size portrait of Sir Bobby Charlton and after winning the BP Portrait Award in 1994 Edwards was commissioned to paint Kazuo Ishiguro.

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Seamus Heaney, by Peter Edwards - NPG 6023

Seamus Heaney

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1987-1988
NPG 6023

Bobby Charlton, by Peter Edwards - NPG 6140

Bobby Charlton

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1991
NPG 6140

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, by Peter Edwards - NPG 6332

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1995
On display in Room 36 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6332



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