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Three Significant Events In April 1955

  1. Events in April 1955 had profound implications for international relations, science, and the geopolitical landscape of the time.
  1. 1. On April 5, 1955, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His resignation came after his party, the Conservatives, won the general election but with a reduced majority. He was succeeded by Anthony Eden.

2. On April 9, 1955, West Germany became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). This marked a significant shift in post-World War II geopolitics, as West Germany had been admitted into a military alliance that was formed primarily to counter the threat posed by the Soviet Union and its allies.

3. On April 18, 1955, renowned physicist Albert Einstein passed away in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. His death marked the end of an era in physics and science in general. Einstein’s work revolutionized our understanding of the universe, particularly with his theories of relativity.

A selection of limited edition prints from 1955:

Audrey Hepburn In Pink, Norman Parkinson, Galerie Prints
Lune En Rodage, Jean Arp, William Chambers Art
Parc de Verseilles, les grands peopliers, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Chicago Fine Prints
Buste De Femme à La Queue De Cheval, Pablo Picasso, John Szoke Gallery
Madame Pompadour, Henri Matisse, Michael Lisi/Contemporary Art
The Sea is Near, Paul Delvaux, Gilden's Art Gallery
Happy Butterfly Day, Andy Warhol, Susan Sheehan Gallery
Nu De Face, Alberto Giacometti, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.