The Artist as Reporter – British Artists and the First World War


A look at the work of avant-garde British artists who were directly involved in the First World War, producing some of the most moving images of the past century.


With the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914, the nations of Europe were set on a collision course. Newly mechanised armies, with undreamed of power to maim and destroy, transformed the world’s notions about war. This lecture looks at the work of a group of young British War Artists and considers the ways in which they recorded their own experiences of a new and terrifying form of war, in a body of work still remarkable for its ability to move and shock.

Interested in this lecture?
For more details please contact Jo:
Tel 0208 994 6749 
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