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Cornel Lucas

(1920-2012), Photographer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 68 portraits
At fifteen he started work in a film-processing laboratory and studied photography at the Regent Street Polytechnic. He worked at the RAF Photographic School at Farnborough during the war, before going to work at Denham Studios in 1945. Lucas was so successful that the Rank Organisation set up a specially equipped studio at Pinewood for him to photograph the major stars they had under contract. During the 1940s and 1950s he took thousands of photographs, creating many iconic images of the leading players of the era. In 1959 he opened his own studio on Flood Street, Chelsea, working in advertising and fashion photography as well as portraiture.

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David Niven, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87113

David Niven

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x87113

Belinda Lee, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x193452

Belinda Lee

by Cornel Lucas
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 18 August 1954
NPG x193452

Diana Dors, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87109

Diana Dors

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x87109

Virginia McKenna, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x27888

Virginia McKenna

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x27888

Sir Alec Guinness, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23302

Sir Alec Guinness

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1954
NPG x23302

Glynis Johns, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127235

Glynis Johns

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1954
NPG x127235

Sir Stanley Baker, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23300

Sir Stanley Baker

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1955
NPG x23300

Brigitte Bardot, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127218

Brigitte Bardot

by Cornel Lucas
C-type colour print, 1955
NPG x127218

Mai Zetterling, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127236

Mai Zetterling

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1955
NPG x127236

Peter Finch, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127237

Peter Finch

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1955
NPG x127237

Brigitte Bardot, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127240

Brigitte Bardot

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1955
NPG x127240

Diana Dors, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127230

Diana Dors

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 5 May 1955
NPG x127230

Katharine Hepburn, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127227

Katharine Hepburn

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1956
NPG x127227

Bob Hope, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127233

Bob Hope

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1956
NPG x127233

Paul Schofield, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127238

Paul Schofield

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1956
NPG x127238

Belinda Lee, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127239

Belinda Lee

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1956
NPG x127239

Mary Ure, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23309

Mary Ure

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1957
NPG x23309

Jill Ireland, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127219

Jill Ireland

by Cornel Lucas
C-type colour print, 1957
NPG x127219

Lauren Bacall, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127220

Lauren Bacall

by Cornel Lucas
C-type colour print, 1958
NPG x127220

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