by Emmanuel Levy
oil on board, 1956
31 in. x 24 in. (787 mm x 610 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett (1897-1974), Physicist; government and military advisor; recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics. Sitter in 26 portraits.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 59
Events of 1956back to top
Current affairsThe first supermarket opens in Britain. Inspired by the new innovation in America, Jack Cohen opened his first Tesco supermarket in Essex.
The First Clean Air Act is passed in response to the 'Pea Soup' smog over London.
Art and sciencePop Art is seen for the first time in the This is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition included Richard Hamilton's iconic collage: What is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?
John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger opens at the Royal Court Theatre, introducing the phrase 'Angry young man' to describe the new movement of gritty, post-war realism in literature.