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The Great War: Official War Artists


26 People in group

A group of artists chosen to produce works documenting the war for the official government scheme, run by the War Propaganda Bureau. The first artist chosen was Muirhead Bone in May 1916, followed by others such as Olive Edis, Augustus John and Stanley Spencer. Another official artist, Paul Nash, subsequently voiced objections to the scheme, and the way the WPB exercised rigid restrictions regarding artist's content.

David Bomberg

David Bomberg

1890-1957
Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Sir Muirhead Bone

Sir Muirhead Bone

1876-1953
Draughtsman, etcher and painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sir Frank Brangwyn

Sir Frank Brangwyn

1867-1956
Painter
Sitter in 23 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sir George Clausen

Sir George Clausen

1852-1944
Painter
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Olive Edis

Olive Edis

1876-1955
Photographer
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 428 portraits
Augustus John

Augustus John

1878-1961
Painter
Sitter in 106 portraits | Artist associated with 33 portraits
Eric Kennington

Eric Kennington

1888-1960
Sculptor and artist
Sitter in 13 portraits | Artist of 6 portraits
Sir John Lavery

Sir John Lavery

1856-1941
Painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 16 portraits
Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis

1882-1957
Painter and novelist
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 39 portraits
John Nash

John Nash

1893-1977
Painter and printmaker
Sitter in 27 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Paul Nash

Paul Nash

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

Christopher Nevinson

1889-1946
Artist
Sitter in 14 portraits
Sir William Orpen

Sir William Orpen

1878-1931
Painter, Royal Academician
Sitter in 28 portraits | Artist associated with 29 portraits
William Rothenstein

William Rothenstein

1872-1945
Artist and teacher of art
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 221 portraits
John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

1856-1925
Portrait and landscape painter and muralist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 72 portraits
Sir Stanley Spencer

Sir Stanley Spencer

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

Francis Dodd

1874-1949
Painter and printmaker
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 52 portraits
Francis Ernest Jackson

Francis Ernest Jackson

1872-1945
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Fortunino Matania

Fortunino Matania

1881-1963
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Herbert Olivier

1861-1952
Artist
Artist of 1 portrait