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George Granville Barker

(1913-1991), Poet

Sitter in 11 portraits
George Barker was educated in London and, although he left school aged fourteen, he was determined to become a writer. His first job was for the editor John Middleton Murry who gave Barker work as a reviewer and introduced him to the bohemian circle of 1930s writers. He contributed to the radical journal Twentieth Century and published his first book Thirty Preliminary Poems (1933) at the age of twenty. Barker went on to produce several more volumes of verse, including Calamiterror (1937), At Thurgarton Church (1969) and Villa Stellar (1978).

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George Granville Barker, by Rollie McKenna - NPG P1667

George Granville Barker

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1667

George Granville Barker, by John Deakin - NPG P298

George Granville Barker

by John Deakin
bromide print, circa 1952
NPG P298

George Granville Barker, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143984

George Granville Barker

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August 1936
NPG Ax143984

George Granville Barker, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82177

George Granville Barker

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1945
NPG x82177

George Granville Barker, by Granville Davies - NPG x25189

George Granville Barker

by Granville Davies
bromide print, January 1986
NPG x25189

George Granville Barker, by Granville Davies - NPG x25190

George Granville Barker

by Granville Davies
bromide print, January 1986
NPG x25190

George Granville Barker, by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies - NPG x35161

George Granville Barker

by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x35161

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George Granville Barker

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1945
NPG x82176

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