Self-taught portraitist and photojournalist; best known for his Work town project for Mass Observation (1937–1939); designed and contributed to National Portrait Gallery exhibition Young Writers of the Thirties (1977). John Banting was a close friend of Humphrey Spender, sharing a house in Ladbroke Grove, and painting a portrait of Lolly, Spender's first wife. This painting was given to Spender by Banting.
Where to see this painting?
National Portrait Gallery, London
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