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  • Canaletto in Cumbria
    Canaletto: Celebrating Britain at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, until Feb 13..

    Clare Finn

    Published: 26/01/2016

  • The Wilde unknown
    Gerald Wilde: From the Abyss, October Gallery

    David Buckman

    Published: 13/01/2016

  • Conservation Oscars
    The 2015 Conservation Awards

    Clare Finn

    Published: 22/12/2015

  • Seeking change
    Alexander Calder, Performing art; Tate Modern

    Clare Finn

    Published: 22/11/2015

  • Beyond the frame
    FIELD by Anne Hardy, Modern Art Oxford, until January 10

    Nico Kos Earle

    Published: 10/11/2015

  • An Enchanted Distance
    John Armstrong, Piano Nobile, 129 Portland Road, London W11 4LW, until December 8

    David Buckman

    Published: 01/11/2015

  • Goya the unflattering flatterer
    Goya: the Portraits, at the National Gallery, London, 7 October - 10 January

    Clare Finn

    Published: 20/10/2015

  • Borough: Bomberg and his students
    At Waterhouse & Dodd, Albemarle St, to Oct 24

    David Buckman

    Published: 06/10/2015

  • Tate Britain - Watercolour
    Tate Britain invites you to challenge your preconceptions of what watercolour is.

    Denise Silvester-Carr

    Published: 22/02/2011

  • An engineer's love affair with art
    How a Genoese collector supported anti-regime artists in Fascist Italy.

    Review by Corinna Lotz

    Published: 18/02/2011

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Sylvia Syms photographed by Ida Kar -1950s vintage bromide print.

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Ida Kar - 1908-74 Bohemian Photographer

National Portrait Gallery until June 19

Published: 11/03/2011

Alongside the Hoppe Exhibition the National Portrait Gallery has an exhibition of photographs by Ida Kar taken during the forties and sixties. She never became a household name and her work remained at the Camera Press Agency until it was acquired in 1999 by the Gallery. It makes a splendid complementary exhibition to view after the Hoppe. Kar photographed painters and writers including Braque, Riley, Moore, Sartre and Murdoch, as well as young actors and one of the most beautiful of her portraits is that of the 19 year old Sylvia Syms taken when she was a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Shortly after she made her film debut in the 1956 drama, My Teenage Daughter, which starred Anna Neagle was became affectionately know as My Stoneage Mother, Dame Anne having been by then around for a very long time. According to Syms she was very kind to her during the filming. In the story the wayward daughter meets an unsuitable young man and ends up in court.