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National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
Venue Type: Museum


July 14th - March 28th, 2016 Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete
Aubrey Beardsley
July 2nd - October 18th Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn
July 1st - October 10th Creative Connections Year 3: Camden
July 1st - October 11th Creative Connections: Camden Radical Characters
June 19th - August 31st Roy Strong at 80: Photographs by John Swannell
John Swannell
June 18th - September 20th BP Portrait Award 2015
June 11th - September 27th Friendship Portraits
Chantal Joffe, Ishbel Myerscough
May 12th - January 24th, 2016 Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift
April 15th - September 13th Charles I’s Forgotten Painter
Cornelius Johnson
April 13th - August 31st On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent
Ketaki Sheth
March 18th - August 31st Abstract Portraits
Jack Smith
March 14th - January 17th, 2016 The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding
George Perfect Harding
November 18th, 2014 - September 19th ‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor
July 10th, 2014 - October 19th Hidden: An Unseen Portrait of Oliver Cromwell
Oct, 2015 Pure Presence
Alberto Giacometti
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Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.

The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to find new ways to share the Collection through the National Programmes, as well as through this website.

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