© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Reginald Gray Click on the links below to find out more
oil on board, 1960
17 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. (451 mm x 371 mm)
Given by Aubrey Beese, 1975
Born like Bacon in Dublin, Gray moved to London in 1958 and painted several portraits of distinguished Irishmen.
Prince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and science
Penguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover
against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.The satirical review Beyond the Fringe
launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.