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Derek Jarman

(1942-1994), Film-maker, painter, stage designer, gardener and campaigner for gay rights

(Michael) Derek Elworthy Jarman

Sitter in 16 portraits
Painter and film-maker. Jarman studied painting at the Slade School of Art (1963-7) before moving into costume and set design for the Royal Ballet. His first feature film Sebastiane (1976) explored modern Britain, artistic idols and homosexuality. Jubilee (1977) is a cult classic film of the punk era, made in the Silver Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II. Subsequent films include Caravaggio (1985), The Garden (1991), Wittgenstein (1993) and Blue (1994). Jarman was also known for his writing and poetry, his gardening, and his work as an influential gay rights activist. Jarman died of an AIDS related illness.

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Derek Jarman, by Ian Rank-Broadley - NPG 6147

Derek Jarman

by Ian Rank-Broadley
bronze medallion, 1991
NPG 6147

Derek Jarman, by Richard Hamilton - NPG 6680

Derek Jarman

by Richard Hamilton
pigment transfer, 1996-1997
NPG 6680

Derek Jarman, by Johnny Dewe-Mathews - NPG x1463

Derek Jarman

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
bromide print, October 1972
NPG x1463

Derek Jarman, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126156

Derek Jarman

by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, 1980s
NPG x126156

Derek Jarman, by David Gwinnutt - NPG x199665

Derek Jarman

by David Gwinnutt
modern bromide print from original negative, 1982
NPG x199665

Derek Jarman; John Maybury, by David Gwinnutt - NPG x199674

Derek Jarman; John Maybury

by David Gwinnutt
modern bromide print from original negative, 1982-1983
NPG x199674

Andy Marshall; Derek Jarman, by Dick Scott-Stewart - NPG x199656

Andy Marshall; Derek Jarman

by Dick Scott-Stewart
bromide fibre print, 1983
NPG x199656

Derek Jarman, by Steve Pyke - NPG x27429

Derek Jarman

by Steve Pyke
bromide print, 1983
NPG x27429

Derek Jarman, by Alastair Thain - NPG x36071

Derek Jarman

by Alastair Thain
bromide print, 1984
NPG x36071

Derek Jarman, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35319

Derek Jarman

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x35319

Derek Jarman, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x45360

Derek Jarman

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x45360

Derek Jarman, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35318

Derek Jarman

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x35318

Derek Jarman, by Piet Goethals - NPG x199409

Derek Jarman

by Piet Goethals
inkjet print on Baryta paper, 1992
NPG x199409

Derek Jarman, by David Thompson - NPG x46516

Derek Jarman

by David Thompson
toned and redeveloped archival print on Kentmere paper, 1992
NPG x46516

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Derek Jarman

by Alastair Thain
bromide print, 1985
NPG x32319

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