by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 12 April 1951
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (209 mm x 134 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Maurice Lambert (1901-1964), Sculptor. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Lola Marsden's portraits of artists were taken in her capacity as one of the three official photographers for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
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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