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Bill Brandt

(1904-1983), Photographer

Sitter in 34 portraits
Artist of 120 portraits
Born into an Anglo-German family in Hamburg, Brandt learnt photography in Vienna in the 1920s, spending three months in 1930 as an assistant to Man Ray. Brandt settled with his wife Eva in London in 1934. He published his first photographic impressions of the country, staged by friends and family, as The English at Home (1936). His commissions for Lilliput magazine from 1941 established him as a portraitist, and he became a regular contributor to Harper's Bazaar. A series of portraits of writers was published as Literary Britain in 1951. His book Bill Brandt Portraits was published in 1982, the same year the National Portrait Gallery staged a portrait retrospective.

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Bill Brandt, by Rollie McKenna - NPG P1668

Bill Brandt

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1953
NPG P1668

Bill Brandt, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(9)

Bill Brandt

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(9)

Bill Brandt, by Lida Moser - NPG x45314

Bill Brandt

by Lida Moser
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1949
NPG x45314

Bill Brandt, by Ida Kar - NPG x133291

Bill Brandt

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print, August 1968
NPG x133291

Bill Brandt, by Ida Kar - NPG x135229

Bill Brandt

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print, August 1968
NPG x135229

Bill Brandt, by Ida Kar - NPG x135230

Bill Brandt

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print, August 1968
NPG x135230

Bill Brandt, by Ida Kar - NPG x135231

Bill Brandt

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print, August 1968
NPG x135231

Bill Brandt, by Ida Kar - NPG x127317

Bill Brandt

by Ida Kar
vintage contact sheet, August 1968
NPG x127317

Bill Brandt, by Nigel Coke - NPG x88338

Bill Brandt

by Nigel Coke
bromide print, 1973
NPG x88338

Bill Brandt, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40032

Bill Brandt

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, November 1973
NPG x40032

Bill Brandt, by Ruth Spencer - NPG x3776

Bill Brandt

by Ruth Spencer
bromide print on white paper and grey card mount, 1973
NPG x3776

Bill Brandt, by Ruth Spencer - NPG x3777

Bill Brandt

by Ruth Spencer
bromide print on white paper and grey card mount, 1973
NPG x3777

Bill Brandt, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda - NPG x126966

Bill Brandt

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
bromide fibre print, 1974
NPG x126966

Bill Brandt, by Petr Tausk - NPG x7995

Bill Brandt

by Petr Tausk
bromide print, 1976
NPG x7995

Bill Brandt, by Petr Tausk - NPG x7996

Bill Brandt

by Petr Tausk
bromide print, 1976
NPG x7996

Bill Brandt, by Paul Joyce - NPG x13427

Bill Brandt

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, November 1976
NPG x13427

Bill Brandt, by Mark Haworth-Booth - NPG x199218

Bill Brandt

by Mark Haworth-Booth
colour polaroid print, 1978-1983
NPG x199218

Bill Brandt, by Mark Haworth-Booth - NPG x199219

Bill Brandt

by Mark Haworth-Booth
colour polaroid print, 1978-1983
NPG x199219

Bill Brandt, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15100

Bill Brandt

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 24 August 1978
NPG x15100

Bill Brandt, by Sam Tata - NPG x29105

Bill Brandt

by Sam Tata
bromide fibre print, 1978
NPG x29105

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