Josef Paul Hodin

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Josef Paul Hodin, by Oskar Kokoschka, 1964 - NPG 6615 - © estate of Josef Paul Hodin

© estate of Josef Paul Hodin

Josef Paul Hodin

by Oskar Kokoschka
charcoal, 1964
24 3/4 in. x 19 1/8 in. (630 mm x 485 mm)
Purchased, 2002
Primary Collection
NPG 6615

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  • Josef Paul Hodin (1905-1995), Author, art historian and art critic. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), Artist and writer. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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One of three studies of Hodin by Kokoschka, it is the first drawing to enter the collection by the Viennese artist. Hodin was an authority on Kokoschka's work and his biographer.

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Current affairs

Harold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.

Art and science

Top of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.


The Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.

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