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.

Anatoly Grishkov

Anatoly Grishkov

Russian Field Artillery Battery, 1914

Lieutenant John Empson Tindall

Lieutenant John Empson Tindall, British Royal Engineers

Wiring at Neuve Chapelle, 1915 (1 of 7 paintings and drawings by Tindall in the WWHAM collection)

 Sous-Lieutenant Roger Gueritot

Sous-Lieutenant Roger Gueritot, French Infantry

Raiding a German Trench at Night, 1916

Gunner F. J. Mears

Gunner F. J. Mears, Royal Garrison Artillery

Camouflaged 15" Howitzer, 1916 (1 of 8 paintings by Mears in the WWHAM collection)

R. Quiller-Lane

R. Quiller-Lane, Royal Navy

British Grand Fleet at Jutland, circa 1916

E. Hunter

E. Hunter

The Road to Recovery (wounded French soldiers), 1916

R. Sharrat

R. Sharrat

British Red Cross Nurse, 1916

Walter Currie

Walter Currie, British civilian

Searchlights Over London, 1916

Lieutenant George Arthur Hyde

Lieutenant George Arthur Hyde, Royal Flying Corps

Dogfight, 1917

Gunner F. J. Mears

Gunner F. J. Mears, Royal Garrison Artillery

Walking the Plank, circa 1917 (1 of 8 paintings by Mears in the WWHAM collection)

H. Pinggera

H. Pinggera, Austro-Hungarian Army

Heavy Flame Thrower in Action, 1917 (1 of 8 paintings by Pinggera in the WWHAM collection)

Lieutnant John H. Geiszel

Lieutnant John H. Geiszel, 42nd Rainbow Division

Rainbow Machine Gunners Moving to the Front, 1969

Franz Dudde

Franz Dudde, Imperial German Artillery

Artillery Battle at Verdun

Inside Brushes With War

Several views from the middle of the Brushes With War gallery

Inside Brushes With War
Inside Brushes With War
Inside Brushes With War