Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson & William Roberts

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson & William Roberts had some of their work exhibited at Leeds Art Gallery.

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (13 August 1889 – October 1946) was a British painter who mainly painted figures and landscapes, he was also a war artist.  During World War I he volunteered as an ambulance driver and helped the wounded french soldiers.  He fell ill and had to return back to Britain, he used his experiences during the outbreak of the war to inspire his paintings.  Shortly after the war ended, he traveled to America and did several paintings of New York City.


William Roberts (5 June 1895 – 20 January 1980) was a British artist who painted portraits and groups of figures, he was also a war artist.  He intended to become a poster designer after he took up an apprenticeship in advertising.  William then attended evening classes at St Martin's School of Art, London.  He then won a scholarship for the Slade School of Art in 1910.  William became interested in cubism and post-impressionism throughout his travels in France and Italy, which was introduced to his friends from Slade.  Throughout his career he also painted vorticism and during World War I and had an interest in futurism.  It wasn't until after the war he started to paint portraits.  


C.R.W.Nevinson

 C.R.W.Nevinson

C.R.W.Nevinson




 William Roberts

 William Roberts

William Roberts

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