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38 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: Poets

There was no official scheme during the Great War for poets, but among the most recognised are Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon, Vera Brittain and Rupert Brooke. Inspired by the conflict, these poets would create work during the war period, drawing on their own experiences and reflections.

Thomas Hardy

1840-1928
Novelist and poet
Sitter associated with 59 portraits

Rudyard Kipling

1865-1936
Writer and poet
Sitter associated with 37 portraits

Wilfred Owen

1893-1918
Poet
Sitter in 1 portrait

(Edward Godfree) Richard Aldington

1892-1962
Poet, critic and novelist
Sitter in 9 portraits

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits

Laurence Binyon

1869-1943
Poet and art historian
Sitter in 18 portraits

Edmund Blunden

1896-1974
Poet, writer and teacher
Sitter in 21 portraits

Robert Bridges

1844-1930
Poet Laureate
Sitter in 26 portraits

Vera Brittain

1893-1970
Writer, pacifist and feminist
Sitter in 25 portraits

Rupert Brooke

1887-1915
Poet
Sitter in 20 portraits

G.K. Chesterton

1874-1936
Poet, novelist and critic
Sitter in 73 portraits

Dame Margaret Isabel Cole

1893-1980
Writer on socialism; wife of George Douglas Howard Cole
Sitter in 7 portraits

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

1865-1924
Editor, poet and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Walter de la Mare

1873-1956
Poet and writer
Sitter in 64 portraits

Ford Madox Ford

1873-1939
Writer and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits

Gilbert Frankau

1884-1952
Writer
Sitter in 16 portraits

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

1878-1962
Poet
Sitter in 17 portraits

Robert Graves

1895-1985
Poet and writer
Sitter associated with 35 portraits

Hon. Julian Henry Francis Grenfell

1888-1915
Solider, poet and eldest son of 1st Baron Desborough
Sitter in 1 portrait

A.E. Housman

1859-1936
Poet and classical scholar
Sitter in 4 portraits