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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.
28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.
Cyril Mann lived here
British painter and sculptor lived here in a 1 bed council flat.
Location: Bevin Court, Islington
Description: Cyril Mann (1911-1980) was a British painter and sculptor who added a new dimension to figurative art by exploring the dynamic effects of sunlight in a different way from his predecessors.
In an art career that spanned nearly half a century, the effects of light and shadow remained a life long fascination.
He completed many of his famous works here in this 1 bedroom council flat before moving to Walthamstow in 1965.
Mann also completed a number of sculptures, including a commission to carve a family crest for a manor house.