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Photographs by Ida Kar, 1960s-1970s


609 Portraits in set

Kar's later work includes the leading artists of the St Ives modern art movement (Tatler, 26 July 1961), featuring Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon, Barbara Hepworth and Terry Frost, and her documentary portraits of Soho bohemia in the 1950s and early 1960s includes The Farm Coffee Shop and artists associated with her husband’s Gallery One. Kar’s portrait of Fidel Castro, included as a contact sheet, taken in Cuba of 1964, demonstrates her political interests and her engagement in promoting her work abroad.

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Angela Thirkell, by Ida Kar - NPG x201258

Angela Thirkell

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x201258

Stanislas Lelio, by Ida Kar - NPG x132566

Stanislas Lelio

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, mid 1950s
NPG x132566

Josef Herman, by Ida Kar - NPG x131096

Josef Herman

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1955
NPG x131096

Colin MacInnes, by Ida Kar - NPG x128598

Colin MacInnes

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x128598

Colin MacInnes, by Ida Kar - NPG x128665

Colin MacInnes

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x128665

Colin MacInnes, by Ida Kar - NPG x128666

Colin MacInnes

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x128666

Bernard Kops, by Ida Kar - NPG x134748

Bernard Kops

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957-1958
NPG x134748

Avetik Sahak Isahakyan, by Ida Kar - NPG x134867

Avetik Sahak Isahakyan

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x134867

'Children washing wool in Yerevan', by Ida Kar - NPG x135021

'Children washing wool in Yerevan'

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x135021

'Doll dressed in Armenian costume', by Ida Kar - NPG x135022

'Doll dressed in Armenian costume'

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x135022

'Part of the old town of Yerevan', by Ida Kar - NPG x135024

'Part of the old town of Yerevan'

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x135024

'Echmiadzin Market', by Ida Kar - NPG x135025

'Echmiadzin Market'

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x135025

Avetik Sahak Isahakyan, by Ida Kar - NPG x135027

Avetik Sahak Isahakyan

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x135027

'Old Armenian man', by Ida Kar - NPG x135029

'Old Armenian man'

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x135029

'Anoush', by Ida Kar - NPG x135151

'Anoush'

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x135151

'Anoush', by Ida Kar - NPG x135028

'Anoush'

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x135028