The largest exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years is now on show at York Art Gallery.
Entitled Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War, the exhibition includes many of the paintings shown in 2014 at IWM London to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.
York Art Gallery
Mar 25 – Sept 4, 2016
£7.50 adult, 16 and under free with a paying adult
York Art Gallery is the only other venue to be hosting the exhibition, which will include a new thematic display as well as works from the York Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
Laura Turner, senior curator of art for York Museums Trust, said:
York is the only other venue to host this incredibly moving collection of works which have helped shape the nation’s perception of the conflict and war itself.
Richard Slocombe, senior curator of art at IWM, said:
Throughout, I have looked for links to tie the works more closely to Yorkshire, whether this be the painting of the casualties from the Battle of the Somme arriving at Charing Cross Station, which was painted by Huddersfield artist J Hodgson Lobley, or works shown in the Paul Nash retrospective at Temple Newsam in 1943.
Comprised predominantly of works from IWM’s Art Collection, the exhibition will show how artists of all ages, traditions and backgrounds, strived to represent the unprecedented, epoch-defining events of the First World War.