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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things at the National Portrait Gallery

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Time 10:00
Date 12/03/20
Price £20

Explore the extravagant and deliriously eccentric world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the 20s and 30s, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.

Thursday 12 March - Sunday 07 June 2020. 10:00 - 18:00. Friday until 21:00.

It will bring to life the eccentric, glamorous and creative era of British cultural life, combining High Society and the avant-garde, artists and writers, socialites and partygoers.

Featuring the leading cast of the ‘Bright Young Things’, many of whom Beaton would call friends – Anna May Wong, Oliver Messel and Stephen Tennant among others, this show will chart Beaton’s transformation from middle-class surburban schoolboy to glittering society figure and the unrivalled star of Vogue. In addition to Beaton’s own portraits, the exhibition will also feature paintings by friends and artists including Rex Whistler, Henry Lamb, and Augustus John.