by Kenneth Martin
oil on board, 1940s
14 in. x 10 in. (356 mm x 254 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Kenneth Martin (1905-1984), Painter and sculptor; husband of Mary Martin. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Kenneth Martin (1905-1984), Painter and sculptor; husband of Mary Martin. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 414
Events of 1940back to top
Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.