Art from the First World War (Imperial War Museum)
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Throughout World War I, the British government employed a diverse group of artists to produce a rich visual record of wartime events. But the art from this important collection often far exceeds this objective to give voice to both the artist and the soldiers who are depicted. “Art from the First World War “contains more than fifty images chosen from among the Imperial War Museum’s impressive collection of works by war artists. Included are some of the most well-known British artists of the twentieth century, from the brothers John and Paul Nash to William Orpen, Stanley Spencer, and John Singer Sargent, whose “Gassed “shows line of wounded soldiers blinded by a mustard gas attack. On the occasion of the centenary, the Imperial War Museum is bringing this book out in a new edition.