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.
Artist; Royal Marine
Sitter in 10 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
South African soldier, author and politician
Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist; painter and printmaker; Keeper of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist and occultist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 7 portraits
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