Artists of The Great War 1914 - 1918
Great War 1914-1918 • The global military conflict that embroiled most of the worlds great powers, assembled in two opposing powers. • It lasted four years with a death toll of 15 million people were killed, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in history.
Events Leading up to 1914 • The immediate or proximate cause of war was the assassination on 28 June 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Gavrilo Princip, Serbian nationalist.
Declaration of War • Max Beckmann, Der Kriegsausbruch (Declaration of War), 1914, drypoint, 19.8 x 24.8 cm.
Otto Dix • Otto Dix, Selbstbildnis mit Artillerie-Helm (Self-Portrait Wearing a Gunner's Helmet), 1914, ink and watercolour on paper, on both sides, 68 x 53.5 cm, Municipal Gallery, Stuttgart.
Gassed John Singer Sergeant, Gassed, 1918-19, oil on canvas, 2310 x 6111 cm, Imperial War Museum, London.
John Singer Sergeant • Madame X
Otto Dix • Otto Dix, Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-Portrait as a Soldier), 1914, ink and watercolour on paper, on both sides, 68 x 53.5 cm, Municipal Gallery, Stuttgart.
Ossip Zadkine • Ossip Zadkine, Loude, 1916, Indian ink and watercolour on paper, 26 x 33.5 cm, Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine - BDIC, Paris.
William Orpen • William Orpen, Thiepval, 1917, oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76.2 cm, Imperial War Museum, London.
John Nash, Over the Top, oil on canvas, 79.4 x 107.3 cm, Imperial War Museum, London.
C.R. W. Nevinson C. R. W. Nevinson, La Patrie, 1916, oil on canvas, 60.8 x 92.5 cm, City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham.