3 of 4 portraits of John Craxton
by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)
bromide print, 1940s
9 3/4in. x 6 5/8in. (247 mm x 169 mm)
Given by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann), 1980
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- John Craxton (1922-2009), Painter, set Designer and Royal Academician. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
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- Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann) (1893-1985), Photographer and refugee from Nazi Germany. Artist of 37 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.