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Encyclopedia > War artist
Vasily Vereshchagin. The Apotheosis of War. 1874.
Vasily Vereshchagin. The Apotheosis of War. 1874.

A war artist, also known as a combat artist, captures the experience of war in an artistic manner whilst based in the battlefield. Unlike war poets, a war artist is almost always acting in an official capacity. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (853x544, 42 KB)Vasily Vereshchagin. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (853x544, 42 KB)Vasily Vereshchagin. ... Vasily Vereshchagin Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842 - 1904) was the most famous Russian battle painter and the first Russian artist to be widely recognized abroad. ... Look up war in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Mona Lisa Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... Battlefield may refer to: the location of a battle, the Battlefield televised documentary series, shown on the Discovery Channel, which explores battles of World War 2, the Battlefield Vietnam televised documentary series, shown on the Military Channel, which gives detail explanations of Vietnam War, (1945-1975), battles. ... The term war poet came into currency during and after World War I. A number of poets writing in English had been soldiers, and had written about that experience. ... An official (from the Latin Officialis, person – or object – related to an officium, see that article) is, in the primary sense, someone who holds an office (i. ...

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Famous war artists

Australian

The Australian tradition of war artists started with the First World War. Will Dyson, an expatriate Australian artist living in London petitioned the Australian government to allow him to travel to the Western Front where Australian forces were fighting. In 1917 he was finally granted permission to accompany the Australian Imperial Force to record the activities of its soldiers and thus became the first Australian official war artist. This scheme was expanded upon and other Australian artists were commissioned to undertake forays to the front lines to record the Australian experience of war. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Western Front was a term used during the First and Second World Wars to describe the contested armed frontier between lands controlled by Germany to the East and the Allies to the West. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was the name given to two all-volunteer Australian Army forces dispatched to fight overseas during World War I and World War II. First Australian Imperial Force (1914-18) Second Australian Imperial Force (1939-45) Following the Federation of Australia in 1901, Australia had a...

Amiens, the key of the west, oil-on-canvas, completed in 1919.
Amiens, the key of the west, oil-on-canvas, completed in 1919.

At the same time, artists who had already enlisted and were fighting with the AIF, were appointed official war artists for the Australian Army. Download high resolution version (930x600, 90 KB)Amiens, the key of the west oil on canvas painting by Arthur Streeton, 1918. ... Download high resolution version (930x600, 90 KB)Amiens, the key of the west oil on canvas painting by Arthur Streeton, 1918. ... Possible meanings: Analyis Interchange Format Australian Imperial Force This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ...


During the Second World War, the Australian War Museum, later called the Australian War Memorial, continued the scheme and appointed war artists whilst the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force appointed their own official war artists from within their ranks. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The eternal flame at the heart of the Memorial keeps the spirit of the fallen alive The Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial is Australias national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organizations who have died in the wars of the Commonwealth of... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the air force branch of the Australian Defence Force. ...


Since the Second World War, the Australian War Memorial have appointed war artists to record the activities of Australian forces in Korea, Vietnam, East Timor and Afghanistan and both the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Army have appointed official war artists to depict Australian forces in Iraq. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The eternal flame at the heart of the Memorial keeps the spirit of the fallen alive The Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial is Australias national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organizations who have died in the wars of the Commonwealth of... Korea (Korean: 한국 or 조선, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... The eternal flame at the heart of the Memorial keeps the spirit of the fallen alive The Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial is Australias national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organizations who have died in the wars of the Commonwealth of... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ...

Anzac, the landing 1915 by George Lambert (1920–22). ... Arthur Streeton by George Lambert (1917). ... H. Septimus Power (Harold Septimus Power 1877 - 1951) was an Australian Official War Artist of the First World War and was renowned for his depiction of animals, in particular horses, on the field of battle. ... Frank Crozier was an Official War Artist who is represented in the Australian War Memorials art collection along with other Official War Artists such as H. Septimus Power, Arthur Streeton, George Lambert and Ivor Hele. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Sir William Dargie, (1912-2003) Australian painter, known especially for his portrait paintings. ... Donald Stuart Leslie Friend (6 February 1915 - 16 August 1989) was an Australian artist, writer and diarist. ... Nora Heysen AM (January 11, 1911 - December 30, 2003) was an Australian artist, the first woman to win the prestigious Archibald Prize for portraiture and the first Australian women appointed as an official war artist. ... Ivor Hele, (1912-93), Australian artist. ... Sali Hermans Saturday morning (1948) Sali Herman (1898-1993) Australian artist, born in Switzerland. ... Rick Amor (b. ... Wendy Sharpe (1960- ), Australian artist born in Sydney. ... Peter Churcher, (1964- ) Australian artist, born in Brisbane, Australia. ... Combatants Participants in Operations: United States United Kingdom Australia Turkey Canada Netherlands Poland Italy France NATO Pakistan Afghanistan Israel Russia Philippines Ethiopia Saudi Arabia Government of Iraq Kurdish forces Somali Transitional Federal Parliament and others Targets of Operations: al-Qaeda Taliban Baathist Iraq Baath Loyalists Iraqi insurgency Hezbollah... Lewis Miller was an Ohio businessman who made a fortune in the late 19th century as inventor of the first combine (harvester-reaper machine) with the blade mounted efficiently in front of the horse rather than pulled behind it. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... George Gittoes is an Australian war artist. ...

British

Francisco Goya. The Third of May 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid. 1814. Oil on canvas. 266 x 345 cm. Madrid: Museo del Prado.
Francisco Goya. The Third of May 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid. 1814. Oil on canvas. 266 x 345 cm. Madrid: Museo del Prado.

Alfred Neville Lewis (1895 - 1972) was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and educated there and, later, at the Slade School. ... Chevalier Fortunino Matania (16 April 1881 - 8 February 1963) was an Italian artist noted for his realistic portrayal of historical subjects. ... The Ypres Salient at Night, 1917 - 1918, Imperial War Museum. ... Mervyn Laurence Peake (July 9, 1911 – November 17, 1968) was a British modernist writer, artist, poet and illustrator. ... Eric Ravilious (1903 - 1942) was an English painter, book illustrator, and wood engraver. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Stanley Spencer (1891 - 1959) was an English painter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x1551, 206 KB) Description: Title: de: Erschießung der Aufständischen am 3. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x1551, 206 KB) Description: Title: de: Erschießung der Aufständischen am 3. ... Goyas self-portrait Goya redirects here. ... The Museo del Prado is a famous museum and art gallery located in Madrid, Spain. ...

Canadian

A.Y. Jackson at work Alexander Young Jackson, CC , CMG (born October 3, 1882 in Montreal, Quebec, died April 5, 1974 in Kleinburg, Ontario) was a Canadian painter and founding member of the Group of Seven. ... Frederick Horsman Varley (January 2, 1881-September 8, 1969) was a member of the Canadian Group of Seven artists. ... Kenneth K. Forbes (July 4, 1892 – 1980) was a Canadian landscape and portrait painter. ... Arthur Lismer CC (June 27, 1885 – March 23, 1969) was born in England in 1885. ... Alan Beddoe Lieutenant-Commander Alan Brookman Beddoe OC OBE HFHS FHSC (1893 – December 2, 1975) was a Canadian artist, war artist, consultant in Heraldry and founder and first President of the Heraldry Society of Canada. ... Leonard Brooks, a well known Canadian artist was born in England, 1911. ... Alex Colville The Honourable David Alexander Colville, PC , CC , ONS , BFA , LL.D (born August 24, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian painter. ... Charles Fraser Comfort (1900 – July 5, 1994) was a Canadian painter, sculptor, teacher, writer and administrator. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Capt. ... // Edward Fenwick Zuber, 1932- Ted Zuber at work Edward (Ted) Fenwick Zuber was born in 1932 in Montreal, Quebec. ...

Japan

Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita, also known as Fujita (藤田 嗣治, November 27, 1886–January 29, 1968) was a painter and engraver born in Tokyo, Japan who applied French oil techniques to Japanese-style paintings. ...

New Zealand

Peter McIntyre was a new Zealand painter. ... James Edward Buchanan Boswell (1906-1971) was a New Zealand-born British artist who came to London in 1925 and made many drawings of life in Britain during the 1930s and perceptive sketches of life in war-time Britain. ...

Spain

Goyas self-portrait Goya redirects here. ...

See also

Stereoview of the field at Antietam, American Civil War. ...

References

  • Canadian artists: Library and Archives Canada
  • Australian official war artists
  • H. Septimus Power

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Australian official war artists [Australian War Memorial] (517 words)
Artists who were already serving with the Army, Navy or Air Force, were personally selected by Treloar, and simply seconded to work as artists attached to the Military History Section.
In 1949 the artist George Colville approached the Army Director of Public Relations with a request to travel to Japan to depict the activities of British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) in Japan.
One artist was appointed to depict Australia's involvement in the conflict in Iraq in 2003.
Eliot A. Cohen on Churchill & War on National Review Online (2948 words)
It is perhaps wiser to remember how often judgments in war are wrong, and to assess a statesman's or a soldier's qualities by the number and importance of the situations that he evaluates correctly, rather than by those in which he errs.
Moreover, Churchill acted as the patron of odd and eccentric agencies of war — from the cryptanalysts of Bletchley Park to the Commandos and Chindits to a small technological research establishment responsible for such inventions as the PIAT light antitank grenade thrower and the antiship limpet mine.
Churchill's war leadership rested in part on his broad strategic vision, and in part on the effect of his probing questions and efforts to animate each of the many parts of the war effort.
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