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Sir Roy Strong

(1935-), Art historian and museum director; Director of the National Portrait Gallery

Sitter associated with 22 portraits
Strong was born in Winchmore Hill, north London, and after Edmonton Grammar School and a degree in History from the University of London, he took a PhD at the Warburg Institute. He became a Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research and in 1959 was appointed Assistant Keeper at the National Portrait Gallery. In 1967, aged 32, he became Director of the Gallery, which he revitalised with innovative exhibitions such as Beaton Portraits (1968) and Samuel Pepys (1970). Strong was appointed Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1974, where he reinvigorated the Museum's commitment to the art and design of today, and oversaw a provocative exhibition policy.

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Sir Roy Strong, by Bryan Organ - NPG 5289

Sir Roy Strong

by Bryan Organ
oil on canvas, 1971
NPG 5289

Sir Roy Strong, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1258

Sir Roy Strong

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 6 June 1978
NPG P1258

Sir Roy Strong, by John Swannell - NPG P717(14)

Sir Roy Strong

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1990
NPG P717(14)

Sir Roy Strong, by Tessa Traeger - NPG P1026(44)

Sir Roy Strong

by Tessa Traeger
gelatin silver print, 2002
NPG P1026(44)

Sir Roy Strong, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x12533

Sir Roy Strong

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1967
NPG x12533

Sir Roy Strong, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x32550

Sir Roy Strong

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 21 March 1969
NPG x32550

Sir Roy Strong, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x28791

Sir Roy Strong

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 21 March 1969
NPG x28791

Julia Trevelyan Oman (Lady Strong); Sir Roy Strong, by Graham Attwood - NPG x198380

Julia Trevelyan Oman (Lady Strong); Sir Roy Strong

by Graham Attwood
gelatin silver print, mid 1970s
NPG x198380

Sir Roy Strong, by Tara Heinemann - NPG x13758

Sir Roy Strong

by Tara Heinemann
bromide print, March 1980
NPG x13758

Sir Roy Strong, by Stephen Hyde - NPG x31689

Sir Roy Strong

by Stephen Hyde
bromide fibre print, 17 April 1986
NPG x31689

Sir Roy Strong, by Jill Kennington - NPG x127146

Sir Roy Strong

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1987
NPG x127146

Sir Roy Strong, by John Swannell - NPG x38276

Sir Roy Strong

by John Swannell
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x38276

Sir Roy Strong; Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes, by Julia Trevelyan Oman (Lady Strong) - NPG x68272

Sir Roy Strong; Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes

by Julia Trevelyan Oman (Lady Strong)
colour snapshot print, 13 April 1994
NPG x68272

Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes; Sandy Robert Nairne; Sir Roy Strong, by David Weightman - NPG x126874

Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes; Sandy Robert Nairne; Sir Roy Strong

by David Weightman
digital C-type colour print from original negative, 17 November 2004
NPG x126874

Sir Roy Strong: An Elizabethan Reverie, by John Swannell - NPG x134403

Sir Roy Strong: An Elizabethan Reverie

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2010
NPG x134403

Sir Roy Strong, by John Swannell - NPG x135904

Sir Roy Strong

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2012
NPG x135904

Sir Roy Strong, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17941(118)

Sir Roy Strong

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, late 1960s-early 1970s
NPG D17941(118)

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