Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill, after Oscar Nemon, 1995 (circa 1955) - NPG 6347 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Winston Churchill

after Oscar Nemon
bronze bust, 1995 (circa 1955)
22 in. (559 mm) high
Purchased, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG 6347

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  • Oscar Nemon (1906-1985), Sculptor. Artist associated with 2 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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The bust was one of a series resulting from sittings between 1951 and 1953.

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Current affairs

Robert Anthony Eden becomes prime minister. In May 1955 Winston Churchill resigned due to ill health. His successor proved to be a similarly popular leader, winning an increased majority at the general election that year. Eden's popularity was due to a combination of his long wartime service, good looks and charm.

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Mary Quant introduces the 'Chelsea Look' with her Bazaar boutique. In the 1960s Quant was a major contributor to 'swinging London' introducing some of the seminal items of 1960s fashion: the miniskirt, hot pants, paint-box make-up and plastic raincoats.


West Germany joins NATO, prompting the East European Communist counties to respond by forming the Warsaw Pact. The signatories of the Warsaw Pact pledged to defend each other if any member was attacked. This development was a major event in the Cold War as it firmly established the East and West as opposing military powers.

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