David Bomberg: The Canadians at War

David Bomberg (1890-1957)  The Canadian Sappers in an Underground War The Great War is known for its technological innovations, from the release of mustard gas to the invention of the flamethrower to the unexpected presence of the tank, but this war is also known for...

Paul Nash: Landscapes of War

Paul Nash (1889-1946) Death Stalks the Artist War is a very intense experience. For poets, war inspires a torrent of words tumbling out in anguish, for novelists, fiction provides a thin veil though which they can filter their fears and terrors. For artists the war is...

John Nash: The Soldier’s War

John Nash (1893-1977) Dispatches from the Trenches The famous English artist and painter of the Great War, Paul Nash, had a brother named John Northcote Nash (1893-1977), who was also an artist. Although Nash the younger was also an official artist of the Great War,...

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part Three

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) The Artist: Between Sex and Religion Part Two Stanley Spencer lived just long enough to be knighted. Or perhaps the British Empire decided to recognize the original and remarkable artist only by 1959. Queen Elizabeth II, then early in her...

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part Two

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) The Artist at Sandham Part Two Unlike many artists of the Great War, Stanley Spencer remained silent and refused to translate his experiences into paint. His reticence as an artist, while unusual, can be explained in part by the fact that,...
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