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Bruce Bernard

(1928-2000), Journalist, writer on photography and photographer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist of 6 portraits
Bruce Bernard was the son of the architect and stage designer Oliver Bernard and opera singer Fedora Rosselli. He had two sisters and two famous brothers Oliver Bernard, poet and translator and Jeffrey Bernard. An habitue of Soho in the 1950s he was photographed by John Deakin in 1955 and subsequently became the owner of his surviving photographs which were subsequently acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the John Moore's Foundation. As a photographer he is best known for his portraits of artist friends Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

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Lucian Freud, by Bruce Bernard - NPG P422

Lucian Freud

by Bruce Bernard
cibachrome print, 1988
NPG P422

Francis Bacon, by Bruce Bernard - NPG x27588

Francis Bacon

by Bruce Bernard
bromide print, 1984
NPG x27588

Celia Paul, by Bruce Bernard - NPG x201385

Celia Paul

by Bruce Bernard
archival pigment print, 1986
NPG x201385

Lucian Freud, by Bruce Bernard - NPG x44998

Lucian Freud

by Bruce Bernard
bromide print, 1990
NPG x44998

Leigh Bowery, by Bruce Bernard - NPG x133164

Leigh Bowery

by Bruce Bernard
chromogenic print, 1992
NPG x133164

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