17 of 53 portraits of Audrey Hepburn
by Jack Cardiff
giclée print on cotton rag paper, 1956
37 3/4 in. x 18 7/8 in. (960 mm x 480 mm) image size
Purchased with a grant from The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation in honour of Terence Pepper, 2016
Artistback to top
- Jack Cardiff (1914-2009), Film director and cameraman. Artist or producer of 1 portrait, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Events of 1956back to top
Current affairsThe first supermarket opens in Britain. Inspired by the new innovation in America, Jack Cohen opened his first Tesco supermarket in Essex.
The First Clean Air Act is passed in response to the 'Pea Soup' smog over London.
Art and sciencePop Art is seen for the first time in the This is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition included Richard Hamilton's iconic collage: What is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?
John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger opens at the Royal Court Theatre, introducing the phrase 'Angry young man' to describe the new movement of gritty, post-war realism in literature.