William MacQuitty Stanley Spencer Sketching a Liner in Port Glasgow 1943 © MacQuitty International Photographic Collection


Born 1905
Died 2004
Nationality British
Birth place Belfast

Belfast-born William MacQuitty has had a fascinating career as a film producer and television executive. In 1943 he worked on 'Out of Chaos,' a documentary written and directed by Jill Craigie about the activities of Britain's war artists. MacQuitty had recently established himself as a film producer after a long series of postings abroad as an employee of a colonial bank. A keen amateur photographer, he took a series of photographs of important artists such as Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland. Many would be familiar with his images of the celebrations in London on V.E. Day.