Exhibited: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1947 (435)
In its original decappe hollow section frame
gifted student Laurence Norris won a scholarship in 1934 to study at the
Royal College of Art and graduated in 1936 with the prestigious Prix de
Rome. After seeing extensive action in WWII he returned home to start
teaching at Beckhenham School of Art,later becoming it’s principle.
Although the narrative of this painting, exhibited at the Royal Academy
of 1947, presents a visual medley of popular sayings, it is underlined
by Norris’s commentary on the aftermath of WW2 and a hope for Britain to
return to better times. He exhibited 18 works at the RA between 1933
IN 1946 Peggy Guggenheim publishes the first edition of her autobiographical Out of This Century in the United States.
Jackson Pollock’s third solo exhibition opens in the Daylight Gallery of Peggy Guggenheim’s The Art of This Century gallery on Manhattan.
In a double ceremony, Max Ernst (having been divorced from Peggy Guggenheim) marries Dorothea Tanning and Man Ray marries Juliet P. Browner in Beverly Hills, California.
The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism is founded by Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner, and others.
Sidney Nolan begins his first series of paintings of Ned Kelly.
ARTWORK produced in 1946
Francis Bacon – Painting (1946)
Salvador Dal√≠ ‚Äì The Temptation of St. Anthony
Jacob Epstein ‚Äì Bust of Winston Churchill
Barbara Hepworth ‚ÄìPelagos
Edward Hopper ‚Äì Approaching a City
Dame Laura Knight ‚Äì The Dock, Nuremberg
L. S. Lowry ‚Äì Good Friday, Daisy Nook
Henri Matisse ‚Äì L’Asie
William Scott ‚Äì The Frying Pan
Jack Butler Yeats – Men of Destiny
Paul Nash, (b. 1889), Alfred Stieglitz, (b. 1864) and L√°szl√≥ Moholy-Nagy, (b. 1895) died in 1946