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And today we want to tell about three more artists who created paintings depicting the horrors of war. Here they are.
Eric William Ravilious was a British painter. He also worked as a designer, illustrator and printmaker, but became popular due to his lyrical watercolors which depicted landscapes of the United Kingdom. The canvases were made in a calm color palette with the use of simple geometrical forms.
During WWII, he was appointed as the war painter by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee. While serving, the artist painted battleships (Her Majesty’s Ship Ark Royal and Her Majesty’s Ship Glorious), war scenes and war people in such regions as Sheerness, United Kingdom, Scotland, Norway and Iceland.
Charles Pears was a British painter, illustrator, and artist. Pears worked as an illustrator from 1890 till the end of his career. His early illustrated works were included in periodicals such as The Yellow Book, Punch, The Graphic and Salt-Water Poems and Ballads by John Masefield.
He was a commissioned officer in the Royal Marines during the First World War and worked as an official War Artist during both the First and Second World Wars. His Second World War poster entitled MV San Demetrio gets home was issued by the Post Office Savings Bank. Besides, Charles Pears also was the first elected President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Graham Sutherland was the leading painter of the English neo-romantic movement. Sutherland worked until 1930 as an engraver of landscape subjects in the tradition of Samuel Palmer. In 1935-1936, Sutherland found himself as a painter, partly under the influence of the landscape of Pembrokeshire.
During part of World War II, he was an official war artist. He made a series of remarkable paintings of bombed buildings which vividly captured the drama and tragedy of the devastation, as well as studies of iron foundries and coal mines. Most of these works were predominantly black.
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