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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.

Hilaire Belloc

1870-1953
Author and poet
Sitter associated with 17 portraits

Vera Brittain

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

Rupert Brooke

1887-1915
Poet
Sitter in 21 portraits

G.K. Chesterton

1874-1936
Poet, novelist and critic
Sitter in 74 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

Robert Graves

1895-1985
Poet and writer
Sitter associated with 35 portraits

Thomas Hardy

1840-1928
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 60 portraits

A.E. Housman

1859-1936
Poet and classical scholar
Sitter in 4 portraits

Rudyard Kipling

1865-1936
Writer and poet
Sitter associated with 39 portraits

A.A. Milne

1882-1956
Writer, playwright and journalist
Sitter in 43 portraits

Wilfred Owen

1893-1918
Poet
Sitter in 1 portrait

Herbert Read

1893-1968
Critic, poet and writer on art
Sitter in 17 portraits

Isaac Rosenberg

1890-1918
Painter and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Siegfried Sassoon

1886-1967
Poet and prose writer
Sitter in 85 portraits

W.B. Yeats

1865-1939
Poet and dramatist; son of John Butler Yeats
Sitter in 59 portraits

(Edward Godfree) Richard Aldington

1892-1962
Poet, critic and novelist
Sitter in 9 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