2 of 2 portraits of Mark Gerson
by Francesca Odell
bromide fibre print, November 1993
6 1/8 in. x 9 in. (154 mm x 228 mm)
Given by Francesca Odell, 1995
Sitterback to top
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 277 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francesca Odell, Archive and Library Assistant, National Portrait Gallery. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Photography Gallery, Room 41, National Portrait Gallery, London)
Events of 1993back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Party is attacked in the media for 'sleaze'. Two MP's resign over sex scandals, two over the 'cash-for-questions affair', and one dies in bizarre and embarrassing circumstances. Journalist Max Clifford was responsible for exposing many of the scandals.
Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths.
Art and scienceRachel Whiteread wins the Turner Prize for her sculpture House; a concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian terraced house in East London. Controversy was caused by the work itself, by it winning the Turner Prize, and by the decision of Tower Hamlets council to demolish the sculpture.
British inventor James Dyson revolutionises the vacuum cleaner with his eponymous design.
InternationalCzechoslovakia is divided into two countries: the Slovak Republic (Slovakia) and the Czech Republic. The division was peaceful and democratic and so became known as the 'Velvet Divorce', recalling the 'Velvet Revolution' of 1989 by which Communism in Czechoslovakia was overthrown through peaceful mass demonstrations.
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