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Linda McCartney

(1941-1998), Photographer, artist, musician, businesswoman, cookery writer and animal rights activist; late wife of Sir Paul McCartney

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 14 portraits
Linda McCartney grew up in New York and studied Art History at the University of Arizona where she started taking photographs at the Tucson Art Centre. Returning to New York she soon acquired a reputation for informal and intimate portraits, particularly for musicians.While on assignment in London in 1967 she first met Paul McCartney; they were married two years later. She took photographs for more than thirty years, embracing a wide range of subjects, and has been exhibited in major galleries around the world. Her children with McCartney include the successful photographer Mary McCartney and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

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Linda McCartney, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG x128706

Linda McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean
bromide fibre print, 27 May 1976
NPG x128706

Linda McCartney; Paul McCartney, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG x128707

Linda McCartney; Paul McCartney

by Humphrey Ocean
bromide fibre print, May 1976
NPG x128707

Linda McCartney, by Clive Arrowsmith - NPG x199701

Linda McCartney

by Clive Arrowsmith
Lambda print, January 1976
NPG x199701

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126137

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 27 April 1981
NPG x126137

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