ARTISTS UNDER FIRE
REMEMBERING THE GREAT WAR 1914–1918
An online exhibition created to mark Remembrance Day 2014 and the centenary of the First World War.
This online exhibition includes a range of artworks that reveal the effects of the war on soldiers and civilians alike, as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists.
The images displayed here are all works of art on paper drawn from the permanent collections of the Western Art Print Room at the Ashmolean Museum. The Museum holds a particularly fine collection of 19th- and 20th-century prints and drawings by British artists, many of which are rarely seen.
Robert Sargent Austin
Claud Lovat Fraser
Lester George Hornby
Francis Ernest Jackson
Glyn Warren Philpot
Archibald Standish Hartrick
For conservation reasons, these works cannot be kept on permanent display in the Museum, but they are freely available to anyone wishing to see them. Please contact the Western Art Print Room for more details about the collection, or click here to find information on arranging a visit.
We hope that after viewing these powerful and varied images, you will want to come and find out more. Despite every effort, we have been unable in certain cases to trace the copyright holder for works shown. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further details if you would like copyright information to be displayed for works in which you are the copyright holder.
With grateful thanks to all those who have supported this venture so generously, especially the individual copyright holders. My thanks also to Harry Dickinson, Anne Holly, Dana MacMillan, Jonathan Moffett, Amy Taylor, and Katherine Wodehouse.