by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1946
14 in. x 11 7/8 in. (355 mm x 301 mm)
Artistback to top
- Cornel Lucas (1920-2012), Photographer. Artist of 68 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Lucas also photographed Granger at the time of Footsteps in the Fog (1955) in which he also appeared with Jean Simmons and Belinda Lee.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Cornel Lucas: Shooting Stars (27 July 2005 - 22 January 2006)
Events of 1946back to top
Current affairsThe new Labour government begins to act upon the recommendations of the Beveridge Report (1942) by nationalising The Bank of England and Imperial Communications, bringing in a National Insurance Bill, and setting plans for the National Health Service. Nationalisation of industry and the provision of free healthcare and welfare were the main aims of post-war domestic politics.
Art and scienceMervyn Peake publishes Titus Groan; the first of his Gormenghast Trilogy. The three novels are regarded as classics of the fantasy genre, although they contain no magic or intelligent non-human characters, so might more appropriately be described as belonging to the 'gothic' or 'fantastic' genre.
InternationalNazi officials are tried for their part in the War and the Holocaust at Nuremberg. The trials were to prosecute war criminals and the location was chosen because it was the site of the annual Nazi rallies, and therefore seen as a fitting place for the demise of the party. The Nuremberg Trials paved the way for post-war developments in international criminal law.
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