2 of 21 portraits of Tilly Losch
© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
by Pavel Tchelitchew
pen and ink and wash, 1933
19 1/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (489 mm x 324 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Ottilie Ethel ('Tilly') Losch (1907-1975), Dancer and actress. Sitter in 21 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957), Surrealist painter. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 389
Events of 1933back to top
Current affairsSir Norman Angell is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Angell was recognised for his book, Europe's Optical Illusion (or The Great Illusion) first published in 1910 and updated in 1933, which argued that war between modern powers was futile as neither the looser or victor would gain economically from it.
Art and scienceBritish Art embraces abstraction with the establishment of 'Unit 1', the first group of British Artists dedicated to producing abstract art. The critic Herbert Read formed the group by bringing together the artists Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and the architect, Wells Coates.
The Duveen Wing extension at the National Portrait Gallery is opened by King George V.