When Kenneth Clark set up the War Artists scheme in 1939 he hoped to employ British artists and keep them safe. In this wide-ranging lecture we follow the fortunes of those chosen, from Eric Ravilious, Edward Ardizzone and Edward Bawden to Laura Knight and Paul Nash. We will see how the experience of war inspired different artists, examine some of the striking artworks created during the conflict, and commemorate the lives of those who did not come home.
Tickets are limited to so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available online and via SMAG on 01793 466556.
Tickets: £8 Friends of SMAG, £10 non-Friends