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John Stanton Ward

(1917-2007), Portrait painter, book illustrator and architectural draughtsman

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist of 15 portraits
After studying at the Royal College of Art under Gilbert Spencer, Ward served with the Royal Engineers during the Second World War. He worked as an illustrator for Vogue before deciding to concentrate on portraiture. Elected to the Royal Academy in 1956, he resigned in 1997. Awarded a CBE in 1985.

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Walter de la Mare, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 5483

Walter de la Mare

by John Stanton Ward
watercolour, 1956
NPG 5483

Elizabeth David, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 6217

Elizabeth David

by John Stanton Ward
ink and wash, 1956
NPG 6217

Richard Addinsell, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 6391

Richard Addinsell

by John Stanton Ward
pen and ink and watercolour on paper laid on board, 1960
NPG 6391

Paul Mellon, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 6008

Paul Mellon

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1980s?
NPG 6008

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 5850

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1985
NPG 5850

Princess Anne, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 5992

Princess Anne

by John Stanton Ward
oil on canvas, 1987-1988
NPG 5992

Sir John Harold Plumb, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 6605

Sir John Harold Plumb

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1991
NPG 6605

John Cornforth, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 6670

John Cornforth

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 1993
NPG 6670

Sir Henry Neville Lindley Keswick, by John Stanton Ward - NPG 6602

Sir Henry Neville Lindley Keswick

by John Stanton Ward
pencil and watercolour, 2001
NPG 6602

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