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Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960)
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960) 1974

Peter Lambda (1911–1995)

National Portrait Gallery, London

Sculptor and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary, to professional parents, his mother a psychoanalyst, a student of Sigmund Freud who later sat to Lambda for the portrait in the Freud Museum. Lambda studied medicine; sculpture in Paris and Prague; then after some success exhibiting moved to London in 1938. During World War II he worked for the Crown Film Unit and wrote propaganda scripts for the BBC.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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