BRUSHES WITH WAR

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS OF WORLD WAR I BY THE TROOPS

A world class private collection of 325 original works of art by soldiers and sailors of World War I portrays every aspect of the war through the eyes of the troops who served and fought. Emphasis is on the Western Front. The collection includes American, Australian, Austrian, Belgian, British, Canadian, French, German, Italian, and Russian works of art depicting trench, artillery, tank, sea, air and night warfare, POW camps, casualties, hospitals, and much more. The exhibit is seasoned with World War I relics and flags that give further points of contact with the war and highlight the subject matter of the artwork. A unique and colorful look at the grim realities of war.

Hungarian Infantryman

Carl Leopold Hollitzer (1874-1942)

Austrian Artist
Hungarian Infantryman
Circa 1914.
Pencil and watercolor on paper.

1st Sumsky Hussar Regiment

Tchurugin Vassily Ivanovitch

Imperial Russian Army
1st Sumsky Hussar Regiment
Circa 1914.
Colored pencil on paper.

Portrait of German Infantryman Off to War

Unknown German Artist

Portrait of German Infantryman Off to War
Circa 1914.
Pastel on board.

H.M.S. Bellerophon

Unknown British Artist

H.M.S. Bellerophon
Circa 1914.
Watercolor on paper.

British Grand Fleet, Jutland, 31st May 1916

R. Quiller-Lane

British Grand Fleet, Jutland, 31st May 1916
Undated.
Watercolor on paper.

Une "Guitoune" (Abri) dans la Trenchee (A Shelter in a Trench)

Sergeant Robert (Collard) Lortac (1884-1973)

3rd Battalion Chausseurs, French Army
Une "Guitoune" (Abri) dans la Trenchee (A Shelter in a Trench)
January 14, 1915.
Pencil drawing on paper.
One of two Lortac works of art in the collection.

La Tragedie: Pointe de Secours en Argonne (The Tragedy: Aid Station in Argonne)

Sous-Lieutenant Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958)

French 136th Infantry Regiment
La Tragedie: Pointe de Secours en Argonne (The Tragedy: Aid Station in Argonne)
1915.
Watercolor on paper.

Captain Gerard Montague Gordon, Royal Fusiliers, B.E.F.

Unknown Artist

British Expeditionary Force
Captain Gerard Montague Gordon, Royal Fusiliers, B.E.F.
Circa winter of 1915-1916.
Watercolor on paper.
Captain Gordon was later killed in action on June 9, 1917.

Waiting and Watching in the Argonne

Paul Roblin (1884-?)

French Infantry.
Waiting and Watching in the Argonne
November 1915.
Watercolor on paper.

Zur Erinnerung an das Lazarett in Metz
(For Memories to the Military Hospital at Metz)

A. Durrschnabel

Imperial German Army
Zur Erinnerung an das Lazarett in Metz (For Memories to the Military Hospital at Metz)
February 1915.
Drawing on paper.

English Red Cross Nurse

L. Sharrat

British Artist
English Red Cross Nurse
1916.
Watercolor on paper.

A la Patrouille dans le Boyau (On Patrol in the Trench)

Sous-Lieutenant Roger Gueritot (1888-1916)

French Infantry
A la Patrouille dans le Boyau (On Patrol in the Trench)
1916.
Mixed media pencil and gouache drawing on paper.
Gueritot was killed at Verdun shortly after making this drawing.

Artellerieschlacht bei Verdun (Artillery Battle at Verdun)

Franz Dudde

Imperial German Army
Artellerieschlacht bei Verdun (Artillery Battle at Verdun)
1927 retrospective of 1916.
Oil on board.

Camouflaged Howitzer in Action

Gunner F. J. Mears

Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F.
Camouflaged Howitzer in Action
Circa 1916.
Watercolor and gouache on paper.
One of eight Mears paintings in the collection.

Rats

Gunner F. J. Mears

Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F.
Rats
1916.
Watercolor on paper.

Sentinelle dans une Trenche (Sentry in a Trench)

Charles (Charly) Leonard (1894-1953)

Belgian Army
Sentinelle dans une Trenche (Sentry in a Trench)
Circa winter of 1916-1917.
Oil on board.
One of two Leonard paintings in the collection.

Searchlights: Warlights of London

Walter F. Currie

British Artist
Searchlights: Warlights of London
1916.
Painting on paper.

Zeppelin L15, Thames Estuary, 1916

British Pilot, "M., R.F.C."

Royal Flying Corps
Zeppelin L15, Thames Estuary, 1916
1916.
Watercolor on paper.

Sopwith Snipes Attacking German Airplanes

Lieutenant John McGilchrist (1893-1977)

Pilot Observer, Royal Flying Corps
Sopwith Snipes Attacking German Airplanes
Circa 1917.
Watercolor on board.

Sur la Route (On the Way)

Lieutenant Etienne Le Rallic (1891-1968)

French 21st Dragoons
Sur la Route (On the Way)
Circa 1917.
Pen and ink and watercolor on paper.
One of two Le Rallic paintings in the collection.

The Burning and Gassing of Armentieres

Major John Empson Tindall, MC

Royal Engineers, 505th (Wessex) Field Company, 57th Division, B.E.F.
The Burning and Gassing of Armentieres
June 1917.
Watercolor on paper.
One of five Tindall paintings in the collection.

S.O.S.

Major W. Eric Bingham-Gadd

Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F.
S.O.S.
Circa 1917.
Gouache on paper.

Walking the Plank

Gunner F. J. Mears

Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F.
Walking the Plank
Circa 1917.
Watercolor on paper.

Grosser Flammenwerfer (Heavy Flamethrower)

Heinz Pinggera

Austrian Artist with the 11th Army on the Italian Front
Grosser Flammenwerfer (Heavy Flamethrower)
1917.
Gouache on paper.
One of six Pinggera paintings in the collection.

Horchposten, II Zug, Stell Zarurzie (2nd Platoon Listening Post, Trenches of Zarurzie)

Otto Oettel

12th Company, 32nd Landwehr Regiment, Imperial Germany Army
Horchposten, II Zug, Stell Zarurzie (2nd Platoon Listening Post, Trenches of Zarurzie)
October 17, 1917.
Painting on paper: 6.5" x 10.5".
One of two Oettel paintings in the collection.

Toul Sector: Waiting For Something To Happen

C. E. Thornay

First Division, A.E.F.
Toul Sector: Waiting For Something To Happen
1918.
Pen and ink and Watercolor on paper.

Soldat d’Infantrie Americaine pres de Grivesnes
(American Infantry Near Grivesnes)

Maurice Mahut

French Army
Soldat d'Infantrie Americaine pres de Grivesnes (American Infantry Near Grivesnes)
June 1918.
Pen and watercolor on paper.

Heavy 12-Inch Mortar on Railway Mount

Unknown American Artist

Heavy 12-Inch Mortar on Railway Mount
Circa 1918.
Watercolor on paper.
The railway carriage was manufactured by Morgan Engineering of Alliance, Ohio.

Le Mitrailleuse (The Machine Gun)

H. A. Smith

American Expeditionary Forces
Le Mitrailleuse (The Machine Gun)
Circa 1918.
Watercolor on paper.

Rainbow Machine Gunners Moving To the Front

Lieutenant John H. Geiszel (1892-1977)

Company D, 151st Machine Gun Battalion,
Rainbow Machine Gunners Moving To the Front
November 11, 1969.
Watercolor on paper.

Entrance to Brushes With War gallery

Entrance to Brushes With War gallery.

Looking down hall past 1914, 1915, and 1916

Looking down hall past 1914, 1915, and 1916.

Brushes With War gallery, 1914-1915 sections

Brushes With War gallery, 1914-1915 sections.

Brushes With War gallery, 1916 section

Brushes With War gallery, 1916 section.

Looking down hall past 1917 and 1918

Looking down hall past 1917 and 1918.

Brushes With War gallery, 1917 section

Brushes With War gallery, 1917 section.

Brushes With War gallery, 1918 section

Brushes With War gallery, 1918 section.

Brushes With War Abroad - An exhibition at the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow Scotland