Fleur Adcock(1934-), Poet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Adcock settled in London in 1963. Adcock's experiences of migration can be found in her work's concern with identity. She writes of domestic life, often drawing attention to the stories of women who have been marginalised within history, characterising her poetry with an intimate and conversational tone. In 1996 Adcock received an OBE and was awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 2006.
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.