© James Hyman Fine Art (on behalf of Derrick Greaves)
by Derrick Greaves
oil on canvas, circa 1950
11 1/8 in. x 11 in. (284 mm x 279 mm) uneven
- Jack Smith (1928-2011), Artist. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Derrick Greaves (1927-), Painter. Artist of 2 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Having grown up on the same street in Sheffield, Smith and Greaves studied together at the Royal College of Art during which time this portrait was painted. Both artists had their first solo show at the Beaux-Art Gallery in 1953 and exhibited at the 1956 Venice Biennale.
Princess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and science
C.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia
series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
Following the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.