Festival of Britain group, including Osbert Lancaster, Feliks Topolski and Sir Huw Wheldon

1 portrait of Donald Clive Anderson

Festival of Britain group, including Osbert Lancaster, Feliks Topolski and Sir Huw Wheldon, by Elsbeth R. Juda, 1951 - NPG x136298 - © Elsbeth R. Juda / V&A Images

© Elsbeth R. Juda / V&A Images

Festival of Britain group, including Osbert Lancaster, Feliks Topolski and Sir Huw Wheldon

by Elsbeth R. Juda
modern bromide print, 1951
15 in. x 15 in. (380 mm x 380 mm) image size
Given by Elsbeth R. Juda, 2012
Photographs Collection
NPG x136298

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  • Elsbeth R. Juda (1911-2014), Photographer; wife of Hans Juda; centenarian. Artist of 21 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • Donald Clive Anderson (1897-1957), Historian and Chief Press Officer for the Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sir Misha Black (1910-1977), Architect and industrial designer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • George A. Campbell, Director, Finance and Establishment Department of Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • (Roland) Cecil Cooke (1899-1991), Director of Exhibitions, Central Office of Information and Director of Exhibitions Department, Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Ian Cox (active 1951), Director of Science Department, Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Leonard Thomas Crainford (1903-1982), Theatre producer; Secretary of the Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • (Leslie) James Gardner (1907-1995), Industrial designer and consultant. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986), Artist and writer. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
  • Sir Robert Frith Lusty (1909-1991), Journalist and publisher. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • J.D. Ralph (active 1951), Representative of British Film Institute for the Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sir (Sydney) Gordon Russell (1892-1980), Designer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Sir (Harold) Malcolm Watts Sargent (1895-1967), Conductor. Sitter in 46 portraits.
  • Mark Hartland Thomas (circa 1906-1973), Architect and Chief Industrial Officer, Council of Industrial Design. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Feliks Topolski (1907-1989), Artist. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist of 12 portraits.
  • Sir David Lumsden Webster (1903-1971), General administrator of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sir Huw Wheldon (1916-1986), Broadcaster and administrator. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Paul Wright (active 1951), Director of Public Relations Department, Festival of Britain. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

The Conservative Party wins the general election and Winston Churchill returns for a second term as prime minister.

Art and science

On the centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain is held as a nationwide celebration of British culture, and as an impetus for post-war regeneration. As well as various art, science and industrial exhibitions and events, a major regeneration project was initiated for the South Bank area of London under the directorship of the architect, Hugh Casson.


Libya declares its sovereignty from Italian rule, becoming the first independent state to be created by the UN.
At the Treaty of San Francisco, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan, officially ending the Pacific War - the last battleground of the Second World War.

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