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Battlefields of Britain

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson

Battlefields of Britain

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ArtistChristopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946)
TitleBattlefields of Britain
Date1942
MediumOil on canvas
ProvenancePresented by the artist to Winston Churchill as a gift for the Nation in October 1942
ExhibitionRAF Museum, Hendon, 13 June 1990 to November 1990; ‘20th Century British Art Fair’, Royal College of Art, London, 25 to 29 September 1991; 'Skies', Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 8 May to 12 July 2009; ‘Government Art Collection: Selected by Downing Street Staff: 12 from No 10’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 9 March to 10 June 2012; 'Flight and the Artistic Imagination', Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 30 June to 30 September 2012; 'Revealed: Government Art Collection', Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 17 November 2012 to 24 February 2013, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 15 March to 9 June 2013
Dimensionsheight: 122.00 cm, width: 184.00 cm
Inscriptionbr: C R W NEVINSON
AcquisitionPresented by the artist, October 1942
LocationUK, London, Government Art Collection
GAC number0/5
 

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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson

Born in London, Christopher R. W. Nevinson studied at St John's Wood and Slade Schools of Art. In 1912 he studied in Paris for a year. In 1914 he co-founded the London Group and issued a Futurist manifesto, ‘Vital English Art’ with Filippo Marinetti. In the First World War Nevinson served abroad with the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1915 he participated in exhibitions of war art and Vorticism in London. His solo show at the Leicester Galleries (1916) received great acclaim. Nevinson became an Official War Artist in 1917. In the late 1930s, he was created Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur and an Associate of the Royal Academy. Suffering deep depression after the Second World War, he died in London in 1946.