Sir David Piper(1918-1990), Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 3 portraits
Art historian, author and museum director; joined the staff of the National Portrait Gallery 1946, Director 1964-7; Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge 1967-73; first Director of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1973-85; author of The English Face (1957), The Companion Guide to London (1964) and Trial by Battle (1959), a novel which drew on his own war experiences in Malaysia.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.