4 of 9 portraits by Angela Williams (Angela Coombes)
by Angela Williams (Angela Coombes)
cibachrome print, 1960s
15 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (395 mm x 257 mm)
Given by Angela Coombes, 2001
Artistback to top
- Angela Williams (Angela Coombes) (1941-), Photographer. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Angela Coombes (née Williams) began her career as an assistant to Norman Parkinson.
Linked publicationsback to top
- 100 Fashion Icons, p. 33
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 236
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Blow Up: Sixties Photography Exposed (21 September 2002 - 27 April 2003)
Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
InternationalHarold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.
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