Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait – Bankside Gallery

2015_0829UnfinishedPortraitAgatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait, subtitled A Life in Photographs, is an exhibition of pictures from the popular author’s life on show at Bankside Gallery. As a fairly recent but enthusiastic fan of her work, I went along to the free exhibition.

The collections cover Christie’s life from her early childhood and adolescence to her first and second marriages and the birth of her daughter, as well as her burgeoning literary career. It was really interesting to see her life in pictures, and the images were accompanied by Christie’s own words which really brought her to life. The exhibition also featured the┬áportrait of Agatha Christie by expressionist painter Oscar Kokoschka, painted in 1969 for Christie’s 80th birthday.