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Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)

LAMBDA, Peter (1911 - 1995)

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Date: 1945

Media: bronze

Size: 38.1 cm

Acquired: 1973; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2520

Lambda studied in his native Budapest, Vienna and Paris before coming to Britain in 1938. This bronze was cast in 1973 from a plaster made shortly before the 1945 General Election (London, National Portrait Gallery). An ex-miner from Tredegar, Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960) was elected Labour M.P. for Ebbw Vale in 1929. As minister of health and housing in 1945-51 he was one of the founders of the Welfare State. A brilliant attacking speaker, he was one of the greatest politicians of his day.

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