Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)
by Henry Glintenkamp Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1922
32 in. x 26 1/8 in. (813 mm x 662 mm)
Evans achieved widespread fame for her stage performances in the 1920s. This portrait was painted by the American artist Glintenkamp, during a visit to London.
The British Broadcasting Company (later British Broadcasting Corporation) is established to experiment with radio broadcasting. It is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, providing radio, television and Internet services to the public in Britain and across the world.
Art and science
1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses
and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land
. Both broke new ground with Ulysses
(loosely based on Homer's Odyssey
) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land
experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.
The Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke.In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.