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World War II: Official War Artists

Under the guidance of the National Gallery Director Kenneth Clark, The War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) was established in 1939. Chaired by Clark and administered by the Government Ministry of Information and The British War Advisory Scheme, the group met monthly to coordinate the project, including selecting the artists, their pay and commissions. Each artist's primary purpose was to create imagery for propaganda, but it was widely understood that their work was more than just illustrating mass produced posters and pamphlets. By employing so many of the country's most talented artists, the committee were not only allowing the creation of an important and lasting record of the atrocities faced at home and on the front line, but also trying to preserve the lives and talents of the artists themselves for future generations. By 1945 the collection had amassed more than 5570 works.

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Duncan Grant

1885-1978
Artist
Sitter associated with 29 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits

Laura Knight

1877-1970
Artist; wife of Harold Knight
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

L.S. Lowry

1887-1976
Painter
Sitter in 21 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 93 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Paul Nash

1889-1946
Artist
Sitter in 32 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

William Rothenstein

1872-1945
Artist and teacher of art
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 220 portraits

Ruskin Spear

1911-1990
Painter
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 12 portraits

Sir Stanley Spencer

1891-1959
Painter
Sitter associated with 34 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits

Graham Sutherland

1903-1980
Painter
Sitter in 61 portraits | Artist associated with 23 portraits

Anna Zinkeisen

1901-1976
Painter
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Doris Zinkeisen

1897-1991
Painter, stage-set and costume designer, writer and equestrian champion
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Edward Ardizzone

1900-1979
Artist and illustrator
Sitter in 6 portraits

John Armstrong

1893-1973
Painter and solider
Sitter in 4 portraits

Robert Sargent Austin

1895-1973
Artist
Artist associated with 5 portraits

Edward Bawden

1903-1989
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits

Stephen Bone

1904-1958
Artist, writer and broadcaster
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Henry Marvell Carr

1894-1970
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir William Menzies Coldstream

1908-1987
Painter
Sitter in 16 portraits

Charles Cundall

1890-1971
Painter and printmaker
Sitter in 3 portraits