by Anthony Montague ('A.M.' or 'Tony' or 'Monty') Parkin
etching and drypoint, 1978 (1963)
3 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (95 mm x 71 mm) plate size; 7 in. x 5 3/4 in. (179 mm x 146 mm) paper size
Artistback to top
- Anthony Montague ('A.M.' or 'Tony' or 'Monty') Parkin (1943-2012), Artist. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1978back to top
Current affairsThe country is brought to a virtual standstill as workers in the private and public sector strike over the government's decision to restrict wage increases. As more workers joined the strikes rubbish piled up in the streets, petrol stations ran short, and storage space had to be hired for unburied coffins. The period became known as the 'winter of discontent'.
Art and scienceLouise Brown from Oldham in Greater Manchester becomes the world's first 'test-tube baby'. The 'in vitro' fertilisation procedure was a scientific breakthrough that has given thousands of infertile couples the opportunity to conceive.
Iris Murdoch wins the Booker prize with her novel. The Sea, the Sea.