The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 24, 2014


Cambridge connections: Photographs by Antony Barrington Brown on view at the National Portrait Gallery
James Watson and Francis Crick by Antony Barrington Brown, 1953. ©Estate of Antony Barrington Brown.
LONDON.- A new display at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates the career of photographer Antony Barrington Brown. The fifteen portraits on show present a selection of 240 recently acquired portraits generously given to the Gallery by the photographer before his death in January 2012. The display shows leading figures in Cambridge during the 1950s including Mark Boxer, Crick and Watson and Michael Winner. Cambridge Connections: Photographs by Antony Barrington Brown (1927 – 2012) will run until 16 September 2012.

The best-known photograph by Barrington Brown is of James Watson and Francis Crick around the time of their discovery of DNA in 1953. They were photographed in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge with their original DNA double-helix model to accompany an article on Crick and Watson for Time Magazine. Although not published at the time the photograph became well-known following its reproduction in Crick’s memoir The Double Helix (1968).

The other portraits on display include arts administrator and journalist Sir John Tusa, cartoonist and magazine editor Mark Boxer, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company John Barton, ex Archbishop of Canterbury Baron Runcie, theologian and historian William Chadwick and film director, producer and critic, Michael Winner.

Born in 1927 in Chester, Antony Barrington Brown served in the Army for three years before reading Chemistry at the at the University of Cambridge. During his time there he worked as a photographer and picture editor for the student newspaper Varsity, which acted as a training ground for many journalists and politicians. After a short time as a research chemist for Esso he returned to Cambridge in 1951, establishing himself a freelance photographer. He aimed to capture dons in their ‘natural habitat’, and he was commissioned by colleges to portray the Fellows of the University. He also worked as a photo-journalist for the national press, the BBC and Movietone News amongst others. In 1958 he changed direction and pursued a successful career in furniture and manufacture. The display presents a selection from the 240 recently acquired sittings, taken between 1953 and 1958, given to the National Portrait Gallery by Barrington Brown before his death in a car crash in January 2012.

Sir John Tusa says, ‘I remember the sitting well. I am standing on the steps of Neville's Court, Trinity College, as they lead up to Hall, leaning on the balustrade. It was taken for the college magazine when I was president of the Junior Common Room. I wore a red sweater for it. I remember Antony as informal and unhurried in his approach. He made being photographed seem easy.’



Today's News

March 21, 2012

Japanese Masterpieces From The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston travel to Tokyo

Kroeller-Mueller Museum confirms through new X-Ray technique that still life is by Vincent van Gogh

Israel Museum receives major gift of 200 photographs by documentary photographer Eugène Atget

Sotheby's New York to offer property from the Estate of Theodore J. Forstmann

Mystery of the gold crown given to Queen Victoria; may not be made by the Incas

Last privately held object from Captain Cook's collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology

Diana's Kensington Palace, part museum, part royal abode, reopens to public

Antik A.S. in Istanbul to offer monumental masterpiece by artist Erol Akyavas

Up to snuff: Success at the Chinese snuff bottle auction at Bonhams in New York

Exhibition of new work by Brazilian artist Iran do Espírito Santo opens at Sean Kelly Gallery

"Light Works: Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin" opens at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center

Neutra prototype to be sold by the family to benefit restoration of Neutra residences

Affirmation Arts presents unique vintage gelatin silver prints of Andy Warhol

"Bertien van Manen: Let's sit down before we go" on view at Foam

Cambridge connections: Photographs by Antony Barrington Brown on view at the National Portrait Gallery

Dutch Flowers: 17th-century floral splendour opens at Rijksmuseum Schiphol

Show of new pavilions and pavilion models by Dan Graham at Lisson Gallery

Museum of Glass names Susan Warner Executive Director/Curator

Desecration of Quran, mosques shocks Tunisia

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site