People's History of the NHS


Bronze bust of Nye Bevan by Peter Lambda, 1945

Peter Lambda was both a sculptor and a script-writer, working both in theatre and for the Crown Film Unit during the Second World War producing propaganda films for the BBC. he son of a doctor and a psychoanalyst, Lambda trained in medicine before turning to sculpting as his career. Following a meeting with Bevan in 1945, this bust was commissioned for the Working Men's Institute in Bevan's native Tredegar, and now sits in the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, London,

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