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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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Claudia Cardinale, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127241

Claudia Cardinale

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1958
NPG x127241

Susan Travers, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127242

Susan Travers

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1958
NPG x127242

Laurence Harvey, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23304

Laurence Harvey

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1959
NPG x23304

Gilbert Charles Harding, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23303

Gilbert Charles Harding

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1960
NPG x23303

Sir Cliff Richard, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23307

Sir Cliff Richard

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1960
NPG x23307

Susannah York, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127221

Susannah York

by Cornel Lucas
C-type colour print, 1962
NPG x127221

Barbara Hepworth, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23305

Barbara Hepworth

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1963
NPG x23305

Leslie Caron, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127245

Leslie Caron

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1964
NPG x127245

Penelope Wilton, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127246

Penelope Wilton

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1968
NPG x127246

Suzy Parker, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127222

Suzy Parker

by Cornel Lucas
C-type colour print, 1969
NPG x127222

Raquel Welch, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127223

Raquel Welch

by Cornel Lucas
C-type colour print, 1970
NPG x127223

Richard Attenborough, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127247

Richard Attenborough

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1982
NPG x127247

Emeric Pressburger; Michael Powell, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87556

Emeric Pressburger; Michael Powell

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1985
NPG x87556

David Lean, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87112

David Lean

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1985
NPG x87112

(Oswald) Michael James Radford, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87114

(Oswald) Michael James Radford

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1985
NPG x87114

Greta Scacchi, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127248

Greta Scacchi

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1988
NPG x127248

Alan Yentob, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87116

Alan Yentob

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1996
NPG x87116

Lew Grade, Baron Grade, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x87110

Lew Grade, Baron Grade

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1996
NPG x87110

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