1 of 17 portraits of Lynn Chadwick
by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1950s
10 in. x 8 1/8 in. (255 mm x 207 mm) image size
Transferred from Evening Standard Library, 1983
Sitterback to top
- Lynn Russell Chadwick (1914-2003), Sculptor. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Chadwick is shown here working on a mobile sculpture in his studio at his home in Upper Coberley in Gloucestershire. At this point in his career he was predominantly making unique objects instead of using the casting process. Visible on the table to Chadwick's right is a maquette for Cypress which was a rare instance when Chadwick made a preliminary model for a work. Cypress was commissioned by Misha Black for the terrace of the Regatta Restaurant on the South Bank as part of the Festival of Britain. The original work was later destroyed but the maquette seen here is now in the Tate collection.
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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Gloucestershire (sitter's studio, Upper Coberley)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Photograph of the Month: November 2014 (3 November 2014 - 30 November 2014)
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.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.
InternationalFollowing 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.
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