Robert Mapplethorpe(1946-1989), Photographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 7 portraits
New York-born photographer; trained as a sculptor, exhibited from 1976; master of the portrait, still-life, nude and homo-erotic photograph; NPG retrospective: Mapplethorpe Portraits 1975-87 (1988)
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Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.