Portraits of the artist

The National Portrait Gallery in London is holding a show paying tribute to Pop Art pioneer Richard Hamilton, who died in September at the age of 89.

By Jorge Lewinski, 1964
By Jorge Lewinski, 1964

Hamilton was known for his collage style, as seen in one of his most famous works, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? from 1956.

The NPG has collected portraits and photographs of Hamilton from the 1960s onwards.

By David Hockney, 1971
By David Hockney, 1971

The earliest portraits on display are images by photographer Lord Snowden, taken in 1963, the year Hamilton first visited the US.

By Tino Tedaldi, 1980
By Tino Tedaldi, 1980

There are further portraits of Hamilton by Francis Bacon, David Hockney Carolyn Djanogly and others.

By Caroline Djanogly, 1996
By Caroline Djanogly, 1996

Richard Hamilton: Portraits of the Artist, runs at the National Portrait Gallery, London WC2, until 14 May 2012.

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