A commemorative plaque was unveiled on September 28, 2013, by Times art critic and Cyril Mann’s biographer, John Russell Taylor, at Bevin Court, the Islington council flat where he did many of his best works from 1956 to 1964.
The first on a social-housing block in England, the plaque is one of three awarded annually by public vote in Islington’s People’s Plaque scheme. Mann is only the second artist to receive the honour, following Walter Sickert, an earlier Islington painter.
Listed for its architectural interest, Bevin Court was designed by the Russian Modernist architect, Bertold Lubetkin.
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