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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.

Charles Pears

Charles Pears

1873-1958
Artist; Royal Marine
Sitter in 10 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Gerald Spencer Pryse

1882-1956
Artist
Artist of 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Deneys Reitz

1882-1944
South African soldier, author and politician
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Henry Rushbury

1889-1968
Artist; painter and printmaker; Keeper of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 2 portraits
Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare

1886-1956
Artist and occultist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Leonard Campbell Taylor

Leonard Campbell Taylor

1874-1969
Artist
Sitter in 7 portraits

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