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Talks // Coming up // Art of War: Artists of the First World War (1914 – 1919)
11 November

Art of War: Artists of the First World War (1914 – 1919)

In this extended lecture by art historian Catherine Wallace we discover the art created for various Government Schemes to record and interpret aspects of the First World War at home and abroad in the UK.  

The lecture also looks at the impact being a commissioned war artist had on British modernists such as Paul Nash, C.R.W.Nevinson and Percy Wyndham Lewis. 

Catherine also looks at the jobs women undertook during the war as depicted by artists such as Anna Airy, Flora Lion and Clare Atwood and how they reflect the change of women’s role in society.

The talk also includes how artists such as Lucy Kemp-Welch and Alfred Munnings captured the contribution horses made during WW1.

Before coming to run Falmouth Art Gallery in early 1993, Catherine Wallace worked as a freelance Exhibitions Organiser at the Imperial War Museum, London on a major international loan exhibition called Wyndham Lewis: Art and War for the Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust. She spent  3 years  researching Wyndham Lewis’s war art and had access to the Imperial War Museum’s art collection which has the largest collection of British Art outside the Tate.

This talk will contain a brief interval. 

Art of War: Artists of the First World War (1914 – 1919)
Monday 11th November 6pm

Tickets: £18, Early Bird £15

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold

Image Used: The Mule Track, oil , 1918 by Paul Nash (1889 - 1946) ©Imperial War Museum 

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