Your favourite piece of War Art.

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  1. canuck

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    "The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915"

    Massive canvas of Richard Jack,war artist,entitled "The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915"
    Subject: Sergeant Albert Walter Bennett
    Source:Canadian War Museum

    War artist Richard Jack portrays the Canadian stand during the Second Battle of Ypres, which he did not witness. He painted this enormous work of art, with the canvas 371.5 x 589.0 cm, in his London studio. It was the first of almost a thousand works, by over one hundred artists, commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund (CWMF), an organization established by Lord Beaverbrook to document Canada's war effort. Sir Edmund Walker, who sat on the advisory board to the CWMF, felt that Jack captured the achievements of the Canadians during the battle, but felt the work would not resonate with Canadians, who, he felt, were "not likely to appreciate such realistic treatment of war." He was wrong and Jack's painting remains an iconic work from the First World War.

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  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

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    more to follow

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  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

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    This wasn't painted until 1981 but I have included it here, "The Last Halifax". Posting a photo of the 'mouse' in the foreground, as it is not obvious in the picture. He has his own parachute:).
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  4. Charley Fortnum

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  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    And for Second World War art, it's Eric Ravilious.
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  6. Tolbooth

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    I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned Stephen Bone (1904-58).
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    LSTs on the beach at Courseulles
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    Mulberry Harbour Arromanches
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    Rocket ships of Walcheren

    Or Richard Eurich (1903-92)?
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    Air fight over Portland
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  7. Owen

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    His book Soldiers of the American Revolution came today. Anazing artist. His Facebook page is worth a look.

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  8. canuck

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    More Colville:

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  9. Jba45ww2

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    I have been a huge fan of Robert Taylor and his work of British planes. My favorite, which was hard to pick is "The Tangmere Wing,1941" signed by Douglas Bader. I will also say a very close second is "Aldertag, 15 August 1940" by Frank Wooten.
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