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W.H. Auden

(1907-1973), Poet

Wystan Hugh ('W.H.') Auden

Sitter in 43 portraits
The third son of a doctor and a missionary nurse, Wystan Hugh Auden grew up in Solihull and described his early advantages as 'good genes and good education'. He is best known for his poems of the 1930s and 1940s (Poems, 1930, Look, Stranger!, 1936, For the Time Being, 1945) and for his collaborations with Christopher Isherwood (The Dog Beneath the Skin, 1935, The Ascent of F6, 1936, On the Frontier, 1938). His later publications included The Sea and the Mirror (1944) and The Shield of Achilles (1955). He travelled to Barcelona to support the Republican cause.

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W.H. Auden, by John Bicknell Auden - NPG P418

W.H. Auden

by John Bicknell Auden
bromide print, 1928
NPG P418

W.H. Auden, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P869(3)

W.H. Auden

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, 1930
NPG P869(3)

W.H. Auden, copy by E. Maurice Feild - NPG 5544

W.H. Auden

copy by E. Maurice Feild
lithographic print, 1982, based on a work of 1935
NPG 5544

W.H. Auden, copy by E. Maurice Feild - NPG 5543

W.H. Auden

copy by E. Maurice Feild
lithographic print, 1982, based on a work of 1935
NPG 5543

W.H. Auden, by Irving Penn - NPG P586

W.H. Auden

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1947
NPG P586

W.H. Auden, by Richard Avedon - NPG P614

W.H. Auden

by Richard Avedon
bromide print, 1960
NPG P614

W.H. Auden, by Don Bachardy - NPG 4677

W.H. Auden

by Don Bachardy
pen and ink, 1967
NPG 4677

W.H. Auden, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(7)

W.H. Auden

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1972
NPG P490(7)

W.H. Auden, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40005

W.H. Auden

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1930
NPG x40005

Erika Mann; W.H. Auden, by Alec Bangham - NPG x133302

Erika Mann; W.H. Auden

by Alec Bangham
modern bromide print from original negative, 1935
NPG x133302

W.H. Auden, by Howard Coster - NPG x134

W.H. Auden

by Howard Coster
black and white glossy print, 1937
NPG x134

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