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Walter Bird

(1903-1969), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 1429 portraits
In the early years of his career Bird worked mostly on advertising commissions and portraits of actors, published in magazines such as Tatler and Theatre World. He published several books on photography including Eves without Leaves (1940), which proved popular with British troops during the Second World War. On the death of Walter Stoneman in 1958 Bird took over his position as chief photographer for J. Russell& Sons, purchasing the business in 1961. Bird superseded Stoneman as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record, initiated by the National Portrait Gallery in 1917 to record important and influential citizens.

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Florence Hayes, by Walter Bird - NPG x194031

Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194031

Florence Hayes, by Walter Bird - NPG x194368

Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194368

Florence Hayes, by Walter Bird - NPG x194369

Florence Hayes

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x194369

Nancy Hornsby, by Walter Bird - NPG x198493

Nancy Hornsby

by Walter Bird
gelatin silver print, 1936
NPG x198493

Sir Philip Dennis Proctor, by Walter Bird - NPG x159758

Sir Philip Dennis Proctor

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1949
NPG x159758

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, by Walter Bird - NPG x28757

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x28757

Sir Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt, by Walter Bird - NPG x28733

Sir Cecil Halliday Jepson Harcourt

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x28733

Sir Frederick Robertson Parham, by Walter Bird - NPG x169808

Sir Frederick Robertson Parham

by Walter Bird
bromide print, July 1950
NPG x169808

Boris Karloff, by Walter Bird - NPG x183959

Boris Karloff

by Walter Bird
vintage print, circa 1950s
NPG x183959

Sir (Ronald) Mark Turner, by Walter Bird - NPG x33860

Sir (Ronald) Mark Turner

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1951
NPG x33860

Wilfred George Fryer, by Walter Bird - NPG x167699

Wilfred George Fryer

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1954
NPG x167699

John Hunt, Baron Hunt, by Walter Bird - NPG x135376

John Hunt, Baron Hunt

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1955
NPG x135376

Peter Alexander, by Walter Bird - NPG x163479

Peter Alexander

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163479

Sir Donald Richard Allen, by Walter Bird - NPG x163554

Sir Donald Richard Allen

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x163554

Sir Eric Malcolm Jones, by Walter Bird - NPG x165406

Sir Eric Malcolm Jones

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
NPG x165406


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