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Self-Portrait as a Young Man by Roy Strong

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July–August 2013, no. 353
From nowhere to somewhere

Self-Portrait as a Young Man

by Roy Strong

Bodleian Library (Inbooks), $59.95 hb, 296 pp, 9781851242825

Self-Portrait as a Young Man by Roy Strong

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353

Roy Strong was appointed director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in 1967 at the age of thirty-two. Today it would be astonishing to head one of the United Kingdom’s national collections at that age; five decades ago it was outrageous. Only Kenneth Clark at thirty was younger when he became director of the National Gallery. Strong’s ascent to the NPG has stayed in his mind as the fulcrum of his professional life.

From nowhere to somewhere

Self-Portrait as a Young Man

by Roy Strong

Bodleian Library (Inbooks), $59.95 hb, 296 pp, 9781851242825

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