by Francis Goodman
photo mechanical reproduction, 1933
8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (202 mm x 159 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2012
Sitterback to top
- Katja Krassin, Dress designer and theatrical costumier; wife of Charles A. Churan; daughter of Leonid Krasin. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francis Goodman (1913-1989), Photographer. Artist of 1390 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Published in the annual Modern Photography (1933-4). A second portrait of Krassin by Man Ray also appeared in the same publication where it stated that Man Ray was 'inspired by seeing Mr. F.J. Gutmann's photograph' of Krassin.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Francis Goodman: Back In Focus (22 April 2013 - 3 November 2013)
Events of 1933back to top
Current affairsSir Norman Angell is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Angell was recognised for his book, Europe's Optical Illusion (or The Great Illusion) first published in 1910 and updated in 1933, which argued that war between modern powers was futile as neither the looser or victor would gain economically from it.
Art and scienceBritish Art embraces abstraction with the establishment of 'Unit 1', the first group of British Artists dedicated to producing abstract art. The critic Herbert Read formed the group by bringing together the artists Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and the architect, Wells Coates.
The Duveen Wing extension at the National Portrait Gallery is opened by King George V.
InternationalThe Nazi party comes to power in Germany as part of a coalition government with Hitler as Chancellor. Over the next year, the party consolidated its position through the Enabling Act (allowing them to pass legislation without the support of the coalition), by banning and purging opposition, and by making Hitler Führer in 1934: granting him the combined powers of Chancellor and President.
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