World War II: Official War Artists
38 People in artist grouping:
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.
Artist and illustrator
Sitter in 6 portraits
Painter and illustrator
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Sitter in 22 portraits
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter associated with 30 portraits | Artist of 9 portraits
Sculptor and artist
Sitter in 13 portraits | Artist of 6 portraits
Sitter in 34 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Sitter in 21 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Sitter in 99 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 8 portraits
Sitter in 32 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Artist and writer
Sitter in 59 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Painter, engraver and mural decorator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Artist and teacher of art
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 222 portraits
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 12 portraits
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