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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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Ben Kingsley, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127259

Ben Kingsley

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1996
NPG x127259

Albert Finney, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127258

Albert Finney

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1997
NPG x127258

Steven Spielberg, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127249

Steven Spielberg

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1998
NPG x127249

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Anouk Aimée

by Cornel Lucas
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 11 January 1950
NPG x193376

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Kay Kendall

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1952
NPG x127229

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Yvonne De Carlo

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1954
NPG x127234

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Pier Angeli

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1960
NPG x127243

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Joely Richardson

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1986
NPG x127250

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