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Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt, by Stephen Glass - NPG x35635

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Stephen Glass
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x35635

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Yahya El-Droubie

18 July 2020, 23:43

STEPHEN GLASS, like his brother Zoltán, was born and educated in Hungary. After three years of study in commercial art schools in Budapest, he earned his living as a designer, cartoonist, and painter. At the end of the first World War, he left Hungary for Germany, where he worked as art editor for a newspaper in Berlin until Hitler’s rise to power in 1937. His brother Zoltán was also a well-known photographer.

After which he came to England and made a name for himself as a freelance photographer. He photographed many famous personalities, including the stars of stage and screen, but found his niche in taking pictures for such publications as Health and Efficiency and The Naturist. The model Pamela Green posed for him numerous times at the now-famous nudist camp Spielplatz, in Bricketwood, and at his tiny first-floor studio in Old Church Street, just off the King’s Road in Chelsea. Stephen Glass died on 23 April 1990.

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