by Robert Lyon
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 252 mm) uneven
Artistback to top
- Robert Lyon (1894-1978), Artist, mural painter and teacher. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Drawn when Moore and Lyon were both students at the Royal College of Art, this is the earliest known portrait of the sculptor. Lyon subsequently became Master of Fine Art at King's College, Newcastle in 1927, and founded the Ashington Group of painters whose members were ex-miners. In 1942 he became Principal of Edinbrugh College of Art, and remained there until his retirement in 1960.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Life lines: Recently acquired 20th Century drawings (31 October 2009 - 25 April 2010)
- Portraits on paper (29 July 2006 - 3 December 2006)
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
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