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Photographs by Jorge Lewinski, 1962-81


34 Portraits in set

Jorge Lewinski was born in Poland in 1921, and arrived in Britain in 1942 to serve with the RAF. While studying economics in London, Lewinski took up photography as an amateur. In 1962, he started photographing leading British artists. The subjects of this collection include eminent style-makers of the time from Mary Quant wearing one of her minidresses to the Observer journalist Katharine Whitehorn shown typing her influential and opinion-forming column. Other more contemplative portrait studies include author Brigid Brophy and photographer Ida Kar. The effervescent actress Diana Rigg, Olympic athlete Lillian Board, jazz singer Cleo Laine and the academic Elizabeth Chilver provide additional lustre to the group of subjects that Lewinski chose to portray in this eventful era that turned a brighter spotlight on women's achievements.

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Virginia Wade, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1067

Virginia Wade

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, June 1962
NPG P1067

Ida Kar, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1050

Ida Kar

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, July 1965
NPG P1050

Anne Sharpley, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1061

Anne Sharpley

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, June 1965
NPG P1061

Katharine Whitehorn, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1068

Katharine Whitehorn

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, May 1965
NPG P1068

Clare Hollingworth, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1048

Clare Hollingworth

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, February 1966
NPG P1048

Elizabeth Jane Howard, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1049

Elizabeth Jane Howard

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, October 1966
NPG P1049

Richard Lester, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1051

Richard Lester

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, July 1966
NPG P1051

Dame Mary Quant, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1056

Dame Mary Quant

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, June 1966
NPG P1056

Diana Rigg, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1057

Diana Rigg

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, September 1966
NPG P1057

Vidal Sassoon, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1058

Vidal Sassoon

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, June 1966
NPG P1058

Erica Brausen, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1043

Erica Brausen

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, March 1968
NPG P1043

Brigid Antonia Brophy, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1045

Brigid Antonia Brophy

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, March 1968
NPG P1045

George Melly, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1054

George Melly

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1054

Hildegard Therese Himmelweit, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1047

Hildegard Therese Himmelweit

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, September 1969
NPG P1047

Rita Tushingham, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1066

Rita Tushingham

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, September 1969
NPG P1066

Lindsay Anderson, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1042

Lindsay Anderson

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, April 1970
NPG P1042

Lillian Board, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1044

Lillian Board

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, April 1970
NPG P1044