© estate of Angus McBean / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1951?
11 5/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (294 mm x 260 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Angus McBean (1904-1990), Photographer. Sitter in 79 portraits, Artist associated with 271 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Angus McBean (1904-1990), Photographer. Artist associated with 271 portraits, Sitter in 79 portraits.
Events of 1951back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Party wins the general election and Winston Churchill returns for a second term as prime minister.
Art and scienceOn the centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain is held as a nationwide celebration of British culture, and as an impetus for post-war regeneration. As well as various art, science and industrial exhibitions and events, a major regeneration project was initiated for the South Bank area of London under the directorship of the architect, Hugh Casson.
InternationalLibya declares its sovereignty from Italian rule, becoming the first independent state to be created by the UN.
At the Treaty of San Francisco, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan, officially ending the Pacific War - the last battleground of the Second World War.
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- Photographic holdings - print and negative collections
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- Blow Up: Sixties Photography Exposed
- Shakespeare: Stage and Screen
- Faces of Wales