© Trevor Leighton / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 17 November 1993
11 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (301 mm x 227 mm)
Given by Trevor Leighton, 1994
Sitterback to top
- Julian Miles ('Jools') Holland (1958-), Pianist and broadcaster. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Trevor Leighton (1957-), Photographer. Artist associated with 248 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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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