Portrait of the Day: Wilfred Owen

Past event archive
20 May 2017, 12:30

Room 31

Free

  • Talks and Lectures

Wilfred Owen
by John Gunston
1916
NPG P515

Poet. Born in Oswestry, Owen enlisted in 1915 and was commissioned into the Manchester Regiment in 1916. He was invalided home in 1917, but returned to the Western Front and won an MC before his death in November 1918. His powerful poems, such as 'Dulce et Decorum Est', are the War's most eloquent expression of disillusionment. 


Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

 

 


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