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Helen Lessore

(1907-1994), Artist; founder of Beaux Arts Gallery

Sitter in 9 portraits
Born in London to Jewish parents, Lessore studied at the Slade School of Art. In 1931 she became secretary at the Beaux Arts Gallery, whose director was sculptor Frederick Lessore They married in 1934 and upon his death in 1951, she took over the directorship. Many of Lessore's artists gained distinguished reputations, including John Bratby, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff. The work of Walter Sickert was regularly shown at the gallery until its closure in 1965.

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Helen Lessore, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(31)

Helen Lessore

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 30 September 1963
NPG P797(31)

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x132991

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x132991

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134813

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134813

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134814

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134814

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134815

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134815

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134816

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134816

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134817

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134817

Helen Lessore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134818

Helen Lessore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134818

Helen Lessore, by Michael Ward - NPG x46559

Helen Lessore

by Michael Ward
selenium-toned archival bromide print, 6 October 1987
NPG x46559

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