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Bruce Bernard

(1928-2000), Journalist, writer on photography and photographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Bruce Bernard was the son of the architect and stage designer Oliver Bernard and opera singer Fedora Rosselli. He had two sisters and two famous brothers Oliver Bernard, poet and translator and Jeffrey Bernard. An habitue of Soho in the 1950s he was photographed by John Deakin in 1955 and subsequently became the owner of his surviving photographs which were subsequently acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the John Moore's Foundation. As a photographer he is best known for his portraits of artist friends Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

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Stephen Finer; Bruce Bernard and two unknown sitters, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210052

Stephen Finer; Bruce Bernard and two unknown sitters

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 1970s
NPG x210052

Bruce Bernard, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210182

Bruce Bernard

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, June 1971
NPG x210182

Bruce Bernard, by Mark Haworth-Booth - NPG x199217

Bruce Bernard

by Mark Haworth-Booth
colour polaroid print, 1978-1983
NPG x199217

David Cripps; Bruce Bernard, by David Cripps - NPG x199728

David Cripps; Bruce Bernard

by David Cripps
bromide fibre print, late 1980s
NPG x199728

Lucian Freud; Bruce Bernard, by Ken Griffiths - NPG x126821

Lucian Freud; Bruce Bernard

by Ken Griffiths
platinum print, 7 October 1992
NPG x126821

Bruce Bernard, by Philippe Garner - NPG x200091

Bruce Bernard

by Philippe Garner
modern gelatin silver print, 16 October 1995
NPG x200091

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