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Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner

(1902-1983), Art historian and architectural scholar

Sitter in 5 portraits
Architectural historian. Born in Leipzig, Pevsner lost his post at Göttingen University on Hitler's advent, and came to Britain in 1933. Pioneers of Modern Design (1936) and An Outline of European Architecture (1942) established his reputation and stimulated a popular interest in art and architecture. He taught at Birkbeck College, University of London (1942-69), and was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge (1949-55). He sat on the editorial board of the Architectural Review, was art editor of Penguin Books, and in 1955 gave the Reith lectures on the 'Englishness of English Art'. The Buildings of England (46 volumes, 1951-74) remains his monument.

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Nikolaus Pevsner, by Hans Schwarz - NPG 5726

Nikolaus Pevsner

by Hans Schwarz
oil on board, exhibited 1969
NPG 5726

Nikolaus Pevsner, by Paul Joyce - NPG x13447

Nikolaus Pevsner

by Paul Joyce
bromide print, September 1975
NPG x13447

Nikolaus Pevsner, by Paul Joyce - NPG x13416

Nikolaus Pevsner

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, September 1975
NPG x13416

Nikolaus Pevsner, by Sydney Arrobus - NPG D192

Nikolaus Pevsner

by Sydney Arrobus
pen and ink, 1954
NPG D192

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Nikolaus Pevsner

by Washington Post
bromide print
NPG x30409

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