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Sir Alec Issigonis

(1906-1988), Engineer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Issigonis designed the most enduring small cars of the twentieth century, the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959) - a testament to his insistence that 'styled' cars dated quickly. Born in Turkey, Issigonis come to England as a teenager. He became the engineering director of the British Motor Corporation in 1964, and was knighted for services to automotive engineering.

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Sir Alec Issigonis, by Brian Griffin - NPG P408

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Brian Griffin
bromide print, 1978
NPG P408

Sir Alec Issigonis, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P818

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 26 July 1979
NPG P818

Sir Alec Issigonis, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165930

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 February 1969
NPG x165930

Sir Alec Issigonis, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165931

Sir Alec Issigonis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 February 1969
NPG x165931


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