2 of 16 portraits of Pete Townshend
by Peter Gidal
16mm silent, black and white film, 1969
Transferred from National Portrait Gallery Reference Collection, 2007
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Sittersback to top
- Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Painter. Sitter in 46 portraits.
- John Blake, Sculptor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Rufus Collins (1935-), American actor and director. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Jim Dine (1935-), American artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Stephen Dwoskin (1939-), Film-maker. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Marianne Faithfull (1946-), Singer and actress. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Jane Furst (circa 1944-), Artist; friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- David Gale (1936-1991), Actor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Andrew Garnett-Lawson, Set designer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Carol Garnett-Lawson, Sculptor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), Painter. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
- David Hockney (1937-), Artist. Sitter in 47 portraits, Artist associated with 13 portraits.
- Marsha Hunt (1947-), Model, singer, actress and writer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Vivian Kurtz, Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Gregory Markopoulos (1928-1992), American film-maker. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Dieter Meier (1945-), Swiss musician and performance artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thelonious Monk (1917-1982), American jazz pianist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Adrian Munsey, Film Score Composer and friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Claes Thure Oldenburg (1929-), Sculptor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Anita Pallenberg (1944-2017), Model, actress and fashion designer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Prenai, Friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Patrick Procktor (1936-2003), Artist. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
- Winston Roeth (1945-), Artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Carolee Schneemann (1939-), American performance artist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Rosie Schwarz, Friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Leslie Smith, Friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Linda Thorson (Linda Robinson) (1947-), Canadian actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Peter Dennis Blandford ('Pete') Townshend (1945-), Musician; singer, guitarist and composer for The Who; publisher and author. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Frances Vaughan, Friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charles Robert ('Charlie') Watts (1941-), Drummer for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 22 portraits.
- Bill West, Friend of Peter Gidal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 283
Events of 1969back to top
Current affairsThe Open University is established, based on the vision of Michael Young. Its aims were to offer the chance to study for higher education qualifications on a part time and distance learning basis, giving people who were unable to attend a traditional university because of family, work commitments or disability the opportunity to achieve university degrees.
Art and scienceThe comedy sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus is first broadcast. The Pythons performed surreal sketches that reinvented the comedy tradition, eschewing punch lines for a stream-of-consciousness structure and incongruous authorial interventions: 'and now for something completely different'.
Kenneth Tynan's Oh! Calcutta amuses and shocks audiences with full nudity on stage, taking advantage of the recent end to censorship laws.
InternationalNeil Armstrong takes 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind' when he becomes the first man on the moon.
Concorde makes its first supersonic flight. The plane was designed, developed and manufactured by a joint treaty between the French and English governments.
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