13 of 14 portraits by Hans Schwarz
by Hans Schwarz
27 in. x 20 in. (686 mm x 508 mm) paper size
Given by Geoffrey Austin, 2017
Sitterback to top
- Hans Schwarz (1922-2003), Painter; sculptor; illustrator; author. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist of 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Hans Schwarz (1922-2003), Painter; sculptor; illustrator; author. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This self-portrait was made at a time when Schwarz was a well-established portrait artist and four years after he had completed the Trade Unionists commission. It is an etching from an edition of five. The composition is three-quarter length and shows Schwarz in an interior with a view of rooftops in the background.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad (27 May 2017 - 1 October 2017)
Events of 1997back to top
Current affairsThe Labour party - re-branded as New Labour - win a spectacular landslide election and Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister. Their electoral campaign promised that 'things can only get better' and that their priorities would be 'education, education, education.' While New Labour's 'third way' centralist approach put off some party traditionalists, it secured the popular vote.
Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed die in a car crash in Paris.
Art and scienceJ.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first of seven fantasy books chronicling the life of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: learning magic, breaking school rules, romantic entanglements and their struggles against the evil Lord Voldemort.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announce that they have cloned the first mammal from an adult cell: '6LL3', or Dolly the Sheep.