WW2

Published on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the War Artists' Advisory Committee and the iconic War Pictures by British Artists series, the book presents the work of the better known Official War Artists alongside less well-know war artists.
Publication date:
September 2016
Publisher :
Liss Llewellyn Fine Art
Editor :
Sasha Llewellyn, Paul Liss
Language:
English
Illustration :
Approximately 130
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780993088421
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£25.00
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Overview
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• Published on the occasion of the exhibition "WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists” at Morley Gallery London

This book is published on the eve of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the launch of the War Artists' Advisory Committee and the iconic War Pictures by British Artists series.



The scheme, devised by Kenneth Clark, played a vital role in both how the war was perceived at the time and how it has been perceived by future generations. The WAAC initiative also changed the course of the careers of the 400 artists whom became involved, 37 of whom were salaried. Brian Foss's introductory essay gives a fascinating account of the origins of the scheme and its aims and evolution.



Using the format established in the War Pictures by British Artists' publications the chapters are organised into 8 sections, (as per the eight books in the original series). Alongside the work of the better known Official War Artists this publication will also include examples of work by less well know (unofficial) war artists adding resonance to the remarkable story of War Pictures by British Artists. The book is completed by an appendix providing a statistical analysis of how many artists were involved, who they were and what they produced.

REVIEWS

This is an important and fascinating collection of the results of their painstaking work and efforts. Stirring and striking results are presented in Sarah and Paul's fine book!
Books Monthly

This is all win, win stuff to be appreciated in the calm of an autumn day, sitting in your favorite chair with your chosen beverage at hand. Turn the telly off, hide your phone down the back of the sofa and put the dog out. Relax with this book and soak up the genius of the artists.
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