Propaganda Posters Each of the nations which participated in World War One from 1914-18 used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign. In countries such as Britain the use of propaganda posters was readily understandable: in 1914 she only possessed a professional army and did not have in place a policy of national service, as was standard in other major nations such as France and Germany. Yet while the use of posters proved initially successful in Britain the numbers required for active service at the Front were such as to ultimately require the introduction of conscription. Nevertheless recruitment posters remained in use for the duration of the war - as was indeed the case in most other countries including France, Germany and Italy. However wartime posters were not solely used to recruit men to the military cause.
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The Australian War Memorial operates the Official War Art Scheme, the longest running and largest commissioning program of art in Australia. The Scheme makes a rich contribution to Australian art, while playing a significant role in Australia’s interpretation of its wartime history. The term “official war artist” is used to describe artists who have been expressly employed by either the Australian War Memorial or the Army Military History Section (or its antecedents). The Memorial also commissions artists outside the Scheme to produce specific works of art. The Official War Art Scheme was initiated during the First World War and was based on similar models in Britain and Canada. Australian official war artists [Australian War Memorial]
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ARNEST, Bernard: B. Denver, Colorado, 1917. Joined Army Signal Corps in 1941; became war artist in Iceland in 1943, and later, Chief Artist, Historical Section, in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) from 1944 until his discharge as first lieutenant in 1945. The Artists
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The Joe Bonham Projectan exhibition curated by James Panero featuring portraits of injured US service personnel by members of the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6-9PM Fire and Ice
Mozilla Firefox The term war artist means an artist that has been commissioned to record military activities by a government or quasi-government organisation. In Australia, the Australian War Memorial is the main sponsor of war artists. For most of the 20th Century, it has dispatched artists to accompany Australian Defence Force personnel into operational areas. The first war artist was arguably Will Dyson who in 1916 went to France at his own cost to be with the soldiers in the front line. Not only was he wounded twice, he did so without payment for the better part of two years. After his service, the War Artist scheme in Australia became more organised and a number of other artists were commissioned to undertake the same duties including such luminaries as Arthur Streeton and George Lambert.
A currently touring retrospective of the art of Henry Casselli is an especially significant milestone in his career. When the New Orleans Museum of Art was founded in 1910, it relied upon the city’s independent art organizations to sponsor its exhibition programs. Among them was the Art Association of New Orleans, which has remained active to the present. Henry Casselli Biography
Posted: April 12, 2003 Michael Fay, a Marine staff sergeant from Virginia, is preparing to leave for Iraq. Like his colleagues, he'll cart around his gear: a gas mask, a gun and rounds of ammunition. He'll also be packing paint. Fay is a combat artist for the Marines, one of two in Iraq, and part of a tradition dating back to the American Revolution, charged with going into war to capture its "essence." "Art articulates like nothing else," Fay said in a phone interview. JS Online: Combat art tells a story that words, photos cannot
Navy Combat Art is documentary. What artists sent into combat have recorded is memorable, dramatic, and without false heroics. Their works illustrate the intensity of combat as personnally experienced. Unlike the objective camera lens that records the single instant and no more, the artist not only captures instantaneous action, but can fuse earlier moments of the same scene into a compelling image. Observation, insight, elimination of confusing detail, and focusing on the essential can all be compassed by the artist's eye. The Navy Combat Art Program was founded in 1941 because of the insight and persistence of Griffith Baily Coale, a well-known muralist. US Navy Combat Art
Richard Gray has always been a artist . At 20 in 1968 he was a combat artist with the 19th military history detachment in Vietnam . And from then on he has been living the life of a full time artist. R T Gray combat artist in Brown county Indiana
A Combat Artist Illustrates Life in Iraq hide captionKids in Zafariniya, Baghdad, scramble for candy tossed by soldiers from the Washington National Guard. Images from 'Baghdad Journal' courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly. © 2005 Steve Mumford. Kids in Zafariniya, Baghdad, scramble for candy tossed by soldiers from the Washington National Guard. hide captionThese prisoners were eager to be included in the drawing and jammed up against the bars.
They Drew Fire During World War II more than 100 U.S. servicemen and civilians served as 'combat artists'. They depicted the war as they experienced it with their paintbrushes and pens. Their stories have never been told, and for fifty years their artwork, consisting of more than 12,000 pieces has been largely forgotten -- until now. This Web site is a companion to the PBS documentary They Drew Fire, which originally aired in May 2000. Here you will find an extensive art gallery displaying the pieces shown in the film, as well as other paintings by the combat artists.
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Home | War Art Digitisation War Art Online brings together a diverse collection of about 1,500 artworks covering major conflicts involving New Zealanders from World War One onwards. Search for specific works or artists, or just browse this moving collection. This is the National Collection of War Art. It is composed of both official pieces of war art, commissioned by the New Zealand government, and other unofficial art works that were acquired by or donated to government departments.
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