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Sir Michael Holroyd

(1935-), Writer and biographer

Sir Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd

Sitter in 6 portraits
One of Britain's leading biographers. His reputation was established in the late 1960s with his life of the Bloomsbury intellectual Lytton Strachey (two volumes, 1967-8). His works include major biographies of leading twentieth-century cultural figures including the artist Augustus John (two volumes, 1974-5) and the playwright George Bernard Shaw (four volumes, 1988-92). He has written on the craft of biography and autobiography in Works on Paper (2002). Other books include A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers (2010) and On Wheels (2012). President of the Royal Society of Literature (2003-10).

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Lady Antonia Fraser; Sir Michael Holroyd, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P808

Lady Antonia Fraser; Sir Michael Holroyd

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 29 April 1980
NPG P808

Sir Michael Holroyd, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1885

Sir Michael Holroyd

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 October 1987
NPG P1885

Sir Michael Holroyd, by Matthew Carr - NPG 6850

Sir Michael Holroyd

by Matthew Carr
conté pencil on prepared charcoal paper, 2008
NPG 6850

Sir Michael Holroyd, by Tara Heinemann - NPG x12837

Sir Michael Holroyd

by Tara Heinemann
bromide print, March 1976
NPG x12837

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Michael Holroyd

by Lafayette
half-plate film negative, 27 October 1926
NPG x41494

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Sir Michael Holroyd

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x89812

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