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Patricia Highsmith

(1921-1995), Crime writer

Sitter in 6 portraits
American crime novelist and short-story writer known for her violent and disturbing psychological thrillers that have resulted in several film adaptations. Her first novel Strangers on a Train (1950) was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951 which helped advance her career and reputation. She is best known for her subtle depiction of the psychopath Tom Ripley in the series that includes The Talented Mr Ripley (1955).

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Patricia Highsmith, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195062

Patricia Highsmith

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, June 1957
NPG x195062

Patricia Highsmith, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195063

Patricia Highsmith

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, June 1957
NPG x195063

Patricia Highsmith, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195064

Patricia Highsmith

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, June 1957
NPG x195064

Patricia Highsmith, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195284

Patricia Highsmith

by Francis Goodman
fourteen 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, June 1957
NPG x195284

Patricia Highsmith, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88213

Patricia Highsmith

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, June 1983
NPG x88213

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Patricia Highsmith

by Alastair Thain
bromide print, 1986
NPG x27945

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