1 portrait of Peter Blake
by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1960
8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (202 mm x 191 mm) image size
Transferred from Evening Standard Library, 1983
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Peter Thomas Blake (1932-), Painter. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince 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 sciencePenguin 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.