The War Artists Advisory Committee was responsible for directly many of the war artists working the Second World War. They produced a large body of work covering the impact of the war on London which I explore in this post.
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The Imperial War Museum has continued to commission artists to record the events of war in more recent conflicts. As well as providing fascinating documentation of war time activities and events, much of the work produced by war artists is also interesting and important as art. First World War.
The Idea. War has always been mimicked in some artistic fashion, whether it’s literature, paintings, sculpture, song or the theater. At the beginning of World War I, however, the United States Committee on Public Information had the grand idea to commission a small set of artists to visit the lines and paint what they saw there.
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Why the art of war is hell. It is a vision of atrocities performed by toy soldiers on other toy. Yet artists often seem to say the most about war when they are trying to say something.
However, the Imperial War Museum did commission ten female artists through its Women’s Work Sub-Committee, which had been set up to record the varied contributions of women to the war effort. Works by two other female artists were purchased for the museum’s collection by Sir Muirhead Bone, the first official artist of the war and a significant supporter of the careers of younger artists.