My Brush is My Sword by Anthony Gross
Artist(s): Anthony Gross
Author(s): Julian Francis
Year published: November 2022
Publisher: The Fleece Press
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
2 in stock
Gross travelled almost continuously for his country until 1945, through Britain, Europe, north Africa, the middle east, the Indian subcontinent and Burma. His paintings started with London, showing its suffering in the early days of the war, then military training in various settings, and he progressed to record military activity in a wide variety of worldwide settings. His gorgeous, fluid watercolours (and a few etchings) give us an emotional involvement (each one records human activity) as well as a unique and valuable record.
Produced with the full cooperation of Gross’s family, this is the first book to document the artist’s wartime achievements. One of 330 copies bound in quarter cloth and marbled paper.