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George Bernard Shaw

(1856-1950), Playwright

Sitter in 148 portraits
Artist associated with 8 portraits
The foremost playwright of his generation; also a noted critic of the arts, socialist and member of the Fabian Society. Shaw's influence was felt widely in politics and society. During his early career he wrote important musical and dramatic criticism, introduced the British public to the work of Ibsen and wrote some of his best plays. Successful seasons at the Royal Court Theatre (1904-7) established his reputation, and many of his plays, notably Major Barbara (1905) and Pygmalion (1914), later achieved popularity as films. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

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George Bernard Shaw, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x200884

George Bernard Shaw

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1928
NPG x200884

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84730

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84730

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84731

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84731

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84732

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 20 September 1929
NPG x84732

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19074

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19074

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19075

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19075

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19076

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19076

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19077

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19077

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19078

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19078

George Bernard Shaw, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19079

George Bernard Shaw

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1929
NPG x19079

George Bernard Shaw, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196394

George Bernard Shaw

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196394

George Bernard Shaw, by Howard Coster - NPG x2889

George Bernard Shaw

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1932
NPG x2889

George Bernard Shaw, by Olive Edis - NPG x22527

George Bernard Shaw

by Olive Edis
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1936
NPG x22527

George Bernard Shaw, by Olive Edis - NPG x22528

George Bernard Shaw

by Olive Edis
bromide print on photographer's card mount, 1936
NPG x22528

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