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John Bellany

(1942-2013), Painter

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
Born in the Scottish town of Port Seton, Bellany studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of art. His large-scale portraits often include personal symbolism, related to artist and sitter; through painting, Bellany was said to have overcome depression, alcoholism and a liver transplant. A retrospective of Bellany's work was held at the Scottish National Gallery and at the Serpentine Gallery London in 1986. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1991.

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John Bellany, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1852

John Bellany

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 April 1990
NPG P1852

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany, by John Bellany - NPG 6193

Sir Roy Yorke Calne; John Bellany

by John Bellany
watercolour, diptych, 1992
NPG 6193

John Bellany, by Alf Barnes & Webster - NPG x34816

John Bellany

by Alf Barnes & Webster
quarter-plate film negative, 1985
NPG x34816

John Bellany, by Alf Barnes & Webster - NPG x34817

John Bellany

by Alf Barnes & Webster
quarter-plate film negative, 1985
NPG x34817

John Bellany, by Alastair Thain - NPG x25146

John Bellany

by Alastair Thain
sepia-toned glossy unglazed Agfa print, 1985
NPG x25146

John Bellany; Helen Margaret Bellany (née Percy), by Adam Elder - NPG x76176

John Bellany; Helen Margaret Bellany (née Percy)

by Adam Elder
colour print, 1 November 1993
NPG x76176

John Bellany, by Paul Duke - NPG x137294

John Bellany

by Paul Duke
C-type colour print, August 2002
NPG x137294

John Bellany, by Norman McBeath - NPG x137965

John Bellany

by Norman McBeath
digital print, April 2007
NPG x137965


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