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Barry Marsden

(1954-), Photographer

Artist of 71 portraits
Marsden took up photography at the age of 30 in 1981 after taking a degree in painting at Loughborough College of Art. His portrait of the classical composer James MacMillan appeared on the poster for the 1997 NPG exhibition Variations on a Theme while his iconic portrait of Jarvis Cocker, one of many pop commissions for Vox magazine, featured strongly in the 1999 Icons of Pop exhibition.

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Alfred Leslie Rowse, by Barry Marsden - NPG P694

Alfred Leslie Rowse

by Barry Marsden
bromide print, 1993
NPG P694

Antony Worrall Thompson, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(28)

Antony Worrall Thompson

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1997
NPG P718(28)

Peter Boizot, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(2)

Peter Boizot

by Barry Marsden
black and white negative, 1998
NPG P718(2)

Stephen Bull, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(3)

Stephen Bull

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(3)

Antonio Carluccio, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(4)

Antonio Carluccio

by Barry Marsden
black and white negative, 17 September 1998
NPG P718(4)

Robert Carrier, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(5)

Robert Carrier

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(5)

Sally Clarke, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(6)

Sally Clarke

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(6)

Sir Terence Conran, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(7)

Sir Terence Conran

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(7)

Derek Macdonald Cooper, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(8)

Derek Macdonald Cooper

by Barry Marsden
black and white negative, 1998
NPG P718(8)

Richard Corrigan, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(9)

Richard Corrigan

by Barry Marsden
black and white negative, 4 September 1998
NPG P718(9)

Sophie Grigson, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(11)

Sophie Grigson

by Barry Marsden
colour negative, 6 November 1998
NPG P718(11)

Ken Hom, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(12)

Ken Hom

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(12)

Simon Charles Hopkinson, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(13)

Simon Charles Hopkinson

by Barry Marsden
colour negative, 1998
NPG P718(13)

Madhur Jaffrey, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(14)

Madhur Jaffrey

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 6 October 1998
NPG P718(14)

Pierre Koffmann, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(15)

Pierre Koffmann

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(15)

Nico Landenis, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(16)

Nico Landenis

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(16)

Rowley Leigh, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(17)

Rowley Leigh

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(17)

Prue Leith, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(18)

Prue Leith

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(18)

Alastair Little, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(19)

Alastair Little

by Barry Marsden
black and white negative, 1998
NPG P718(19)

Fay Maschler, by Barry Marsden - NPG P718(20)

Fay Maschler

by Barry Marsden
colour transparency, 1998
NPG P718(20)



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Alex Harvey

14 May 2021, 00:55

Barry Marsden taught photography at adult community learning, Brentwood, Essex.

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