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A selection of portraits that depict art being made. See also: 'Art in art' (Accessory) and 'Artists and their studios' (Theme).

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Thomas Jones, by Stefan Mrozewski - NPG D4440

Thomas Jones

by Stefan Mrozewski
wood engraving, 1930s-1950s
NPG D4440

Charles Laughton as Rembrandt, by Anthony Wysard - NPG D278

Charles Laughton as Rembrandt

by Anthony Wysard
pencil and watercolour, 1936
NPG D278

Jacob Epstein ('The Confrontation: Sculptor Jacob Epstein prepares a fresh problem for his public'), after Ernest Forbes - NPG D47442

Jacob Epstein ('The Confrontation: Sculptor Jacob Epstein prepares a fresh problem for his public')

after Ernest Forbes
colour relief halftone, published in The Sketch 17 March 1937
NPG D47442

Robert Sargent Austin, by Jack Heath - NPG D47411

Robert Sargent Austin

by Jack Heath
etching, circa 1938-1939
NPG D47411

Maurice de Sausmarez, by Eric Atkinson - NPG D6546

Maurice de Sausmarez

by Eric Atkinson
pen and ink, 1953
NPG D6546

H.M. Bateman, by H.M. Bateman - NPG D948

H.M. Bateman

by H.M. Bateman
pen and ink, 1964
NPG D948

George John Pinwell, by George John Pinwell - NPG D170

George John Pinwell

by George John Pinwell
pen and ink
NPG D170

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Augustus John

by Bill Brandt
vintage bromide print, 1945
NPG P191

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Ivon Hitchens

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1948
NPG x22431

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Ben Nicholson

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1956
NPG x22452

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Ben Nicholson

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1956
NPG x22451