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Photographs - Wildman, South Coast of England
  • Wildman, South Coast of England
    Linda, McCartney, born 24 - died 1998
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Wildman, South Coast of England

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (photographed)

  • Date:

    1969 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Linda, McCartney, born 24 - died 1998 (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Sir Paul McCartney

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 11

Linda McCartney (née Eastman) was born in New York City. She studied Fine Art at the University of Arizona, where she was introduced to photography by a tutor. Following success with pictures of the Rolling Stones at a record promotion party in 1966, McCartney began to establish herself as a music photographer. She was commissioned for publicity photographs of touring bands, but also became known for more intimate, behind the scenes pictures.

Throughout her career McCartney photographed many music luminaries of the 1960s such as Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Doors, the Who and Neil Young. She was also the first woman to have a photograph featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Her work has been exhibited at the International Centre of Photography, New York, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, and the V&A. One of her works, Self Portrait in Francis Bacon’s Studio, featured in the Royal Photographic Society book Photogenic, published by Scriptum Editions in 2000.

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a mans face and the ocean. The foreground of the photograph is entirely in shadow with no details, above which the face of a bearded man can be seen standing in front of a breaking wave and the sea.

Place of Origin

England (photographed)


1969 (photographed)


Linda, McCartney, born 24 - died 1998 (photographer)


Height: 76 cm, Width: 57 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Linda McCartney, 'Wildman, South Coast of England', 1969


Photographic paper


Platinum process




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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