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Frank Harris

(1856-1931), Journalist and rogue

James Thomas ('Frank') Harris

Sitter in 5 portraits
Born in Great Britain, Harris left for America at the age of fourteen. In 1883 he returned to England, where he became the editor of the Evening News, and later the Fortnightly Review. In 1894 he published his first book, Elder Conklin and Other Stories, and bought the Saturday Review, which he made the most brilliant literary and political weekly of the time. In 1914, after some disastrous journalistic ventures, Harris returned to the United States, where he began publishing a series of Contemporary Portraits - books and short pieces about political and literary figures, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and his colourful, scandalous and inventive autobiography, My Life and Loves.

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Frank Harris, by William Rothenstein - NPG 6693

Frank Harris

by William Rothenstein
oil on canvas, 1895
NPG 6693

Frank Harris, by John Duncan Fergusson - NPG 4883

Frank Harris

by John Duncan Fergusson
brush and ink, 1911
NPG 4883

Frank Harris, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7851

Frank Harris

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 8 December 1913
NPG Ax7851

Frank Harris, by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7815

Frank Harris

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 8 December 1913
NPG Ax7815

Frank Harris ('Men of the Day. No. 2349.

Frank Harris ('Men of the Day. No. 2349. "Unpath'd Waters."')

by 'Owl'
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 November 1913
NPG D45739

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