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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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Margot Fonteyn; Sir Robert Murray Helpmann, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30080

Margot Fonteyn; Sir Robert Murray Helpmann

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30080

Della Oake, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30086

Della Oake

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30086

Montgomery Clift, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30039

Montgomery Clift

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x30039

Kathleen Ferrier, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30024

Kathleen Ferrier

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x30024

Charles Langbridge Morgan, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30010

Charles Langbridge Morgan

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x30010

Josephine Robertson; Archie Campbell, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30121

Josephine Robertson; Archie Campbell

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x30121

Katharine Hepburn, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126950

Katharine Hepburn

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, published June 1952
NPG x126950

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x34522

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Norman Parkinson
C-type colour print, 1953
NPG x34522

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30015

Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print from original negative, 1953
NPG x30015

Charles Creed with a fashion model, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30058

Charles Creed with a fashion model

by Norman Parkinson
matte colour print on card mount, 1953
NPG x30058

(Henry) Digby Morton with a fashion model, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30055

(Henry) Digby Morton with a fashion model

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x30055

Ava Gardner, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30116

Ava Gardner

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print on card mount, 1953
NPG x30116

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