by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
Artistback to top
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1537 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Kar photographed Riley at her second exhibition at Gallery One, 16 North Audley Street, London, in September 1963. This was the final show before Victor Musgrave closed the gallery, saying 'It has been very good but it's not very creative. And I don't like the atmosphere of the gallery world as much as I used to'.
Linked publicationsback to top
- National Portrait Gallery: 100 Portraits, p. 122
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 224
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Gallery One, 16 North Audley Street, London)
Events of 1963back to top
Current affairsThe Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Art and scienceDoctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.
InternationalJohn F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.
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