Michael Nyman(1944-), Composer
Sitter in 5 portraits
A prolific and highly respected composer, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos, but he is best known as a film composer. Nyman's most notable scores include many Peter Greenaway films, such as The Draughtsman's Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and the Jane Campion film The Piano.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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.