Dave Wicks war artist and ship's radio officer

Discussion in 'General' started by Roy Martin, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Can anyone help with the whereabouts of work by this artist?


    [FONT=&quot]Our Radio Officer, Dave Wicks, a wartime recruit who had been studying at the Royal Academy of Art, was apt to be so entranced that on at least one occasion he stood out on the deck wearing only his underpants and a steel helmet working on a scratchboard with the odd shell splinters clanging on the deck and spitting into the water alongside the ship. I wonder if he ever showed his sketches – some years after the war I did go to the Royal Academy show and saw one of his line drawings but it was not of the beachhead.[/FONT]

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