5 of 45 portraits of Yehudi Menuhin
by Myfanwy Pavelic
oil on canvas, 1982
35 3/4 in. x 48 in. (908 mm x 1219 mm)
Given by the International Thomson Organisation, 1983
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- Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin (1916-1999), Violinist, conductor and philanthropist. Sitter in 45 portraits.
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Born in New York, Menuhin first played with an orchestra at the age of seven and maintained an international reputation for the rest of his life, playing violin with most of the world's major orchestras. He founded the Bath Festival in 1959 and the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music in 1963.
Given by the International Thomson Organisation.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 427
Events of 1982back to top
Current affairsUnemployment hits 3.6 million in the UK, with one in eight people out of work. The crisis came about as a result of industrial modernisation and restructuring. As a result those out of work were referred to as 'Maggie's millions'.
Charles and Diana have their first child, Prince William, who becomes the second in line for the throne.
Art and scienceRichard Attenborough releases his biopic Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley as the lead. The film was an Anglo-Indian production, featuring a record-breaking 300,000 extras.
The Barbican Arts Centre is opened featuring a concert hall, theatres, cinema screens and an art gallery. In 2003 it was voted London's ugliest building in a BBC poll.
The Thames Barrier opens to protect London from floods due to rising sea levels.