War Artists & Writers

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Evelyn Dunbar  The Queue at the Fish-shop , 1944

Women War Artists

Olympic with Returned Soldiers, c.1919, oil painting, Arthur Lismer, Canadian War Museum

Olympic with Returned Soldiers - RMS Olympic in dazzle camoflage at Halifax, Nova Scotia painted by Canadian war artist Arthur Lismer (Group of Seven)

evelyn dunbar

English artist Evelyn Dunbar She was partly notable for having been one of the few female artists to have been employed by the War Artists' Advisory Committee to record women's contributions to World War II on the United Kingdom home front.

Canadian War Artists. "Infantry, near Nijmegen, Holland, 1946", Alex Colville. The face of the soldier in the foreground was modeled after his father's. His father served in the Great War.

Alex Colville Canada - ) Infantry, near Nijmegen, Holland, 1946 Oil on canvas x cm. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art; CWM © Canadian War Museum Lent by: Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.

“A Balloon Site, Coventry,” Laura Knight, 1943  Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel raise a barrage balloon, used to deter approaching attackers pursuing low flight paths. Knight, the painter, later served as the official artist at the Nuremberg trials.

The British Painters Who Were Eyewitnesses to World War II