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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 10 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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Paul and Linda McCartney's Wedding, by John Kelly - NPG x134884

Paul and Linda McCartney's Wedding

by John Kelly
bromide print, 1969
NPG x134884

Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney, by John Kelly, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x200795

Paul McCartney; Linda McCartney

by John Kelly, for Camera Press: London: UK
gelatin silver print, 1969
NPG x200795

Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney on their wedding day, for Central Press - NPG x198315

Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney on their wedding day

for Central Press
bromide press print, 12 March 1969
NPG x198315

Linda McCartney, by Paul McCartney - NPG x196061

Linda McCartney

by Paul McCartney
vintage colour print, circa 1969
NPG x196061

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
digital chromogenic print, January 1976
NPG x199701

Stella McCartney; Linda McCartney; Mary McCartney, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198451

Stella McCartney; Linda McCartney; Mary McCartney

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, early 1980s
NPG x198451

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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