Eva Frankfurther artist (1930-1959)

Trade Union Chairman

(private collection)

description A head-and-shoulders portrait drawing in left profile of a Trade Union official, his strong features observed in 1957 during Frankfurther's employment as a shiftworker at the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Victoria Dock. Instinctively left-wing, she joined the union, but at the first meeting, finding that nothing more subversive than the state of ‘the gents’ was discussed, she characteristically spent her time filling a sketchbook. The title (inscribed verso) is the artist's own.

date 1957

location London Docks

dimensions 14 x 10 cm

medium pencil on paper

literature ed., B. Planskoy, 'Eva Frankfurther 1930-1959: Paintings, lithographs and drawings' (London: Peter Halban, 2001), illus., p. 57.

reference cat25

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