World War 1 (WW1) Art

My grandfather, Gyrth Russell, was a Canadian War Artist. With this year marking the start of that war, this board of official war art is a tribute to those who died. The art has more sense than their deaths. Gyrth Russell was a Canadian, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1892. He was commissioned in London by Lord Beaverbrook, and spent much of 1918 recording the nightmarish landscape of battlefield France, working alongside artists such as Frank Brangwyn and Augustus John.
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'On the Road to Ypres' by Christopher Nevinson: Lost work by renowned First World War artists come to light

Lost work by renowned First World War artists come to light

'On the Road to Ypres' by Christopher Nevinson: Lost work by renowned First World War artists come to light

Paths of Glory, by C R W Nevinson; Paths of Glory, 1917, by C R W Nevinson. During the early years of the First World War, Nevinson's style ...

Paths of Glory, by C R W Nevinson; Paths of Glory, 1917, by C R W Nevinson. During the early years of the First World War, Nevinson's style ...

‘Without mercy’: lithograph by Belgian artist Gisbert Combaz (1869-1941). It shows Death as a German commander on the turret of the submarin...

‘Without mercy’: lithograph by Belgian artist Gisbert Combaz (1869-1941). It shows Death as a German commander on the turret of the submarin...

Grenade attack on Panzer Tanks, Battle of Amiens, The Somme 1918 by Fritz Fuhrken.

First World War Artists - The Art, Paintings and Poetry of the Great War 1914-18

Grenade attack on Panzer Tanks, Battle of Amiens, The Somme 1918 by Fritz Fuhrken.

Travoys Arriving with Wounded, by Stanley Spencer; Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing-Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916, 1...

Travoys Arriving with Wounded, by Stanley Spencer; Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing-Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916, 1...

AdrianHill: An Advanced Cage For German Prisoners, 1917. A group of German prisoners of war stand listlessly behind a high barbed-wire fence. Most stand around in overcoats, their hands in their pockets.

AdrianHill: An Advanced Cage For German Prisoners, 1917. A group of German prisoners of war stand listlessly behind a high barbed-wire fence. Most stand around in overcoats, their hands in their pockets.

Gyrth Russell - The Crest of Vimy Ridge- a painting that evokes a grim, grey, muddy dawn in a countryside devoid of beauty, and made barren by desparate and prolonged conflict.

Gyrth Russell - The Crest of Vimy Ridge- a painting that evokes a grim, grey, muddy dawn in a countryside devoid of beauty, and made barren by desparate and prolonged conflict.

We Are Making a New World, by Paul Nash; We Are Making a New World, 1918, by Paul Nash. Nash joined the Artist's Rifles in 1917 before trans...

We Are Making a New World, by Paul Nash; We Are Making a New World, 1918, by Paul Nash. Nash joined the Artist's Rifles in 1917 before trans...

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