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Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War

Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War

Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War explores how the First World War was documented in Canadian art, both at home and overseas.

This travelling exhibition from the Canadian War Museum is comprised of deeply personal testimonies and documentary records of the conflict. With very few exceptions, the works on display in Witness are from the War Museum’s Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. They include both large canvasses completed by artists hired by the Canadian War Memorials Fund and intimate soldiers’ sketches made from behind the front lines and in prisoner-of-war camps.

The exhibition includes a number of official war art pieces by renowned artists, A. Y. Jackson, Frederick Varley, David Milne, and Mabel May.

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