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Don Bachardy

(1934-), Artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 9 portraits
The portraitist and painter Don Bachardy was born in Hollywood. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and at the Slade Art School in London. In 1961 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Redfern Gallery in London. Bachardy was introduced to Christopher Isherwood in 1953. He moved into Isherwood's home in Santa Monica, where they lived together as partners until Isherwood's death in 1986. During his career as a portrait artist, Bachardy has done portraits of many well-known figures and celebrities. He has also drawn many of the members of the literary circle of Isherwood and W.H. Auden.

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J.R. Ackerley, by Don Bachardy - NPG 6382

J.R. Ackerley

by Don Bachardy
pencil, ink and wash, 1961
NPG 6382

E.M. Forster, by Don Bachardy - NPG 6383

E.M. Forster

by Don Bachardy
pencil, 1961
NPG 6383

Dodie Smith, by Don Bachardy - NPG 6423

Dodie Smith

by Don Bachardy
pen and ink and wash, 1961
NPG 6423

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

W.H. Auden

by Don Bachardy
pen and ink, 1967
NPG 4677

John Osborne, by Don Bachardy - NPG 6385

John Osborne

by Don Bachardy
pencil, ink and wash, 1968
NPG 6385

Thom Gunn, by Don Bachardy - NPG 6384

Thom Gunn

by Don Bachardy
pencil, ink and wash, 1996
NPG 6384


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