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Roland Penrose

(1900-1984), Painter, art collector; WW2 camoufleur and writer on art

Sir Roland Algernon Penrose

Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Artist, writer, poet and collector; founder (in 1947) of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). On leaving Cambridge University, where he had studied architecture, Penrose moved to Paris to become a painter. A friend and biographer of Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Joan Miró, it was Penrose's interest in Surrealism and Catalan art that brought him to Spain at the outset of the Civil War. An ardent supporter of the Republican cause, he became involved in efforts to raise money for anti-fascist forces and campaigned for British backing.

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Roland Penrose, by Sylvia Redding - NPG P360

Roland Penrose

by Sylvia Redding
bromide print, 1940s
NPG P360

Roland Penrose, by Roland Penrose - NPG 6388

Roland Penrose

by Roland Penrose
mixed-media on paper, circa 1948
NPG 6388

Roland Penrose, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(37)

Roland Penrose

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 28 June 1963
NPG P797(37)

Roland Penrose, By Ida Kar - NPG x137330

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137330

Roland Penrose, By Ida Kar - NPG x137331

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137331

Roland Penrose, By Ida Kar - NPG x137332

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137332

Lee Miller; Roland Penrose, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14178

Lee Miller; Roland Penrose

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, mid 1960s
NPG x14178

Roland Penrose, by Walter Bird - NPG x165796

Roland Penrose

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 5 May 1966
NPG x165796

Roland Penrose, by Adrian Flowers - NPG x4168

Roland Penrose

by Adrian Flowers
bromide print on card mount, October 1970
NPG x4168

Roland Penrose, by Nicholas Elder - NPG x4044

Roland Penrose

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on card mount, June 1975
NPG x4044

Roland Penrose, by David Reed - NPG x76358

Roland Penrose

by David Reed
R-type colour print, 1980
NPG x76358

Roland Penrose, by Tara Heinemann - NPG x22180

Roland Penrose

by Tara Heinemann
resin print, 1984
NPG x22180

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Roland Penrose

by Adrian Flowers
print, October 1970
NPG x4167

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