2 of 32 portraits of Aneurin Bevan
by Peter Lambda
bronze head, 1974, based on a work of 1945
15 3/4 in. (400 mm) high
Sitterback to top
- Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), Editor of 'Tribune' and Labour politician; MP for Ebbw Vale and Minister of Health; husband of Jennie Lee. Sitter in 32 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Peter Lambda (1911-1995), Sculptor and writer. Artist of 9 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 55
Events of 1945back to top
Current affairsDespite Churchill's popularity during, and indeed after, the War, Clement Attlee wins a landslide Labour victory in the general election. Labour's success was due to its promise of a better society through the Welfare state, and was demonstrative of the public's desire for a new and better post-War society.
Art and scienceNoel Coward's Brief Encounter is released. The film, based on Coward's play, Still Life, is about the love affair between two married people who meet at a railway station. Conscious of the risk of being caught the couple decide to break off their relationship to protect their marriages.
George Orwell publishes his satirical novel Animal Farm, as an allegorical critique of Soviet Totalitarianism.