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T.S. Eliot

(1888-1965), Poet

Thomas Stearns ('T.S.') Eliot

Sitter in 68 portraits
Missouri-born, Eliot settled in England before the First World War. Working in Lloyd's Bank, he published Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), and Poems (1919), hand-printed at the Hogarth Press by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Eliot founded the journal, The Criterion, in 1922, publishing his now famous poem, The Waste Land, in the first issue. In 1925 he joined the publishing house Faber & Faber and established a reputation for promoting younger writers including W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. He became a British subject in 1927. Later work included Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and Four Quartets (1935-42). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

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T.S. Eliot, by Powys Evans - NPG 6762

T.S. Eliot

by Powys Evans
watercolour, circa 1920
NPG 6762

T.S. Eliot, by George Platt Lynes - NPG P1687

T.S. Eliot

by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1947
NPG P1687

T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron - NPG 4467

T.S. Eliot

by Patrick Heron
oil on canvas, 1949
NPG 4467

T.S. Eliot, by Irving Penn - NPG P591

T.S. Eliot

by Irving Penn
bromide print, 1950
NPG P591

T.S. Eliot, by Jacob Epstein - NPG 4440

T.S. Eliot

by Jacob Epstein
plaster cast of bust, 1951
NPG 4440

T.S. Eliot, by Kay Bell Reynal - NPG P205

T.S. Eliot

by Kay Bell Reynal
bromide print, 1955
NPG P205

T.S. Eliot, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P869(12)

T.S. Eliot

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, July 1956
NPG P869(12)

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, possibly by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax140902

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140902

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140903

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140903

T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140904

T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140904

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