Robert Sargent Austin
Robert Sargent Austin
by Jack Heath
etching, circa 1938-1939
7 7/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (201 mm x 139 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 10 in. (306 mm x 253 mm) overall
Given by the artist's daughter, Bronwen Heath, 2016
Sitterback to top
- Robert Sargent Austin (1895-1973), Artist. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Charles Wood ('Jack') Heath (1915-1969), Artist and art teacher; Professor of Fine Art at University of Natal. Artist of 2 portraits.
Events of 1938back to top
Current affairsBritain pursues its policy of appeasement. At the Munich Agreement, Britain, France and Italy agreed to allow Hitler to seize the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia. The agreement was seen at the time as a triumph for peace, with Neville Chamberlain returning home brandishing the paper agreement and saying 'peace for our time.' Within six months Germany had occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia.
Art and scienceGraham Greene publishes Brighton Rock. The novel follows the descent of Pinky, a teenage gang leader in Brighton's criminal underworld. The book examines the criminal mind and explores the themes of morality and sin - recurrent concerns for the Roman Catholic Author.
Glasgow hosts the Empire Exhibition; an £11 million celebration of the British Empire visited by 13 million people.
InternationalIn its pursuit of 'Lebensraum' (living space), Germany annexes Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia with little opposition from the League of Nations. At home, the Nazis continued their escalating persecution of the Jews with 'Kristallnach' (the Night of Broken Glass), attacking Jewish homes, shops, businesses and synagogues, and taking Jewish men to concentration camps.
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