Terry Higgins - Three Ages of Terry

Three Ages of Terry portrait by Curtis Holder

£250 unframed (£200 plus VAT)

These limited edition prints are of a portrait commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery of Terry Higgins, our namesake and one of the first people in the UK to die of an AIDS-related illness. Terry Higgins – Three Ages of Terry (2023) is a multi-layered drawing and shows Terry Higgins as a teenager in the navy, a young man and a middle-aged man in the weeks just before his death. It is a moving reminder of the man we lost and why we are here today.

The portrait was drawn from personal photographs and memories shared by his partner and one of the founding members of Terrence Higgins Trust, Rupert Whitaker OBE. The palette is limited to hues of mostly red, a reference to the now familiar and powerful symbol of the red ribbon, the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.

Curtis Holder: 'A London-based artist who works primarily in graphite and coloured pencil to create large-scale portraits and figurative works. In 2020, Holder achieved widespread recognition by winning the prestigious Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition. His winning commission of world renowned ballet dancer Carlos Acosta is now part of the permanent collection at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.'


  • Size: 450 x 340mm
  • Unframed
  • Limited edition of 10 (numbers allocated at random)
  • £250 inc VAT (excluding delivery)