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Norman Parkinson

(1913-1990), Photographer

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist of 242 portraits
Parkinson started his career as an apprentice with photographers Speaight & Son, before opening his first studio at 1, Dover Street off Piccadilly. During the 1930s his work appeared in Harper's Bazaar and The Bystander. From 1941 Parkinson began a long association with Vogue, where, with his wife, actress Wenda Rogerson, he made some of his most enduring fashion images. From 1960-4, as Associate Editor of Queen magazine, he photographed the leading personalities of the 60s, including Jean Shrimpton, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. In 1981, the same year he was awarded a CBE, the National Portrait Gallery staged Parkinson's first major retrospective. Parkinson has donated over 200 prints to the collection.

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Enid Boulting, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30102

Enid Boulting

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1950
NPG x30102

René Seyssaud, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30101

René Seyssaud

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1950
NPG x30101

Ethel Mary Drage, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30100

Ethel Mary Drage

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1950
NPG x30100

Sir (William) Tyrone Guthrie, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30079

Sir (William) Tyrone Guthrie

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1951
NPG x30079

Edward Bawden with four of his assistants, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30049

Edward Bawden with four of his assistants

by Norman Parkinson
modern bromide print from original negative, 1951
NPG x30049

Sir Gerald Barry, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x68922

Sir Gerald Barry

by Norman Parkinson
resin print from original negative, 1951
NPG x68922

Walter de la Mare, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30008

Walter de la Mare

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1951
NPG x30008

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30181

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x30181

Constant Lambert, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30025

Constant Lambert

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30025

Sir Basil Henry Blackwell, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30001

Sir Basil Henry Blackwell

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30001

Algernon Henry Blackwood, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30002

Algernon Henry Blackwood

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30002

Sir Maurice Bowra, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30003

Sir Maurice Bowra

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30003

Alfred Edgar Coppard, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30006

Alfred Edgar Coppard

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30006

Augustus John, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30009

Augustus John

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30009

Enid Mary Starkie, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30011

Enid Mary Starkie

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30011

Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30012

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30012

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30090

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30090

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