Doris Zinkeisen

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Doris Zinkeisen, by Doris Clare Zinkeisen, exhibited 1929 - NPG 6487 - © estate of Doris Clare Zinkeisen

© estate of Doris Clare Zinkeisen

Doris Zinkeisen

by Doris Clare Zinkeisen
oil on canvas, exhibited 1929
42 1/4 in. x 34 1/8 in. (1072 mm x 866 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Primary Collection
NPG 6487


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  • Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1897-1991), Painter, stage-set and costume designer, writer and equestrian champion. Sitter in 19 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.

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  • Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1897-1991), Painter, stage-set and costume designer, writer and equestrian champion. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.

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The self-portrait was made while the artist was on a world tour, and was mostly painted in her hotel bedroom in Sydney.

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Current affairs

The first election held under universal suffrage is a victory for Labour. Ramsay Macdonald returned for his second term as Prime Minster, and appointed Margaret Grace Bondfield as the first woman Cabinet Minister.

Art and science

Two classic books about the First World War are published: All Quiet on the Western Front, by war veteran, Erich Maria Remarque, tells of the horrors of war and the returning German soldiers' feelings of detachment from civilian life; while Robert Grave's autobiography Goodbye to All That, aimed to describe the author's experiences of the war so that they 'need never be thought about again'.

International

The 24th October 1929 becomes known as Black Thursday when the US Stock Exchange Collapses and millions are lost. The event was the start of the Wall Street Crash, which in turn contributed towards the Great Depression: a major international recession that lasted through most of the 1930s.

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