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Norman Parkinson

(1913-1990), Photographer

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist of 244 portraits
Parkinson started his career as an apprentice with photographers Speaight & Son, before opening his first studio at 1, Dover Street off Piccadilly. During the 1930s his work appeared in Harper's Bazaar and The Bystander. From 1941 Parkinson began a long association with Vogue, where, with his wife, actress Wenda Rogerson, he made some of his most enduring fashion images. From 1960-4, as Associate Editor of Queen magazine, he photographed the leading personalities of the 60s, including Jean Shrimpton, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. In 1981, the same year he was awarded a CBE, the National Portrait Gallery staged Parkinson's first major retrospective. Parkinson has donated over 200 prints to the collection.

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Norman Parkinson, by Mark Boxer - NPG 5920(20)

Norman Parkinson

by Mark Boxer
ink, 1981
NPG 5920(20)

The Young Look in the Theatre, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30113

The Young Look in the Theatre

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1953
NPG x30113

Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin, by David Searle - NPG x135759

Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
NPG x135759

Norman Parkinson, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15112

Norman Parkinson

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 20 October 1979
NPG x15112

Norman Parkinson; Andrea Holterhof, by Charles ('Chuck') Zuretti - NPG x30165

Norman Parkinson; Andrea Holterhof

by Charles ('Chuck') Zuretti
colour print on card mount, 1980
NPG x30165

Norman Parkinson, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x26097

Norman Parkinson

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 13 May 1981
NPG x26097

Group at the private view for 'Bill Brandt: Portraits', by Chris Taylor - NPG x126892

Group at the private view for 'Bill Brandt: Portraits'

by Chris Taylor
bromide fibre print, 6 May 1982
NPG x126892

Photographers of 'Stars of the British Screen', by Norman Parkinson - NPG x127320

Photographers of 'Stars of the British Screen'

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x127320

Norman Parkinson, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x126957

Norman Parkinson

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 16 March 1988
NPG x126957



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