Art Fund Popular Portraits Collection. Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London
by Rob Adderley, and Ceri Buckmaster, and Staffan Gnosspelius
currency note, 2009
2 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (70 mm x 135 mm) overall
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 2018
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- C.L.R. James (Cyril Lionel Robert James) (1901-1989), Historian and writer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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C.L.R. James was a Trinidadian historian and journalist who made important contributions to Postcolonial studies and campaigned for Caribbean independence. James lived in London during the 1930s and the 1950s and returned permanently in 1962. He settled in Brixton, where he died in 1989.
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