Fred A Farrell: Glasgow’s War Artist

Fred A Farrell
© Maureen

During the First World War, Glasgow artist Frederick Arthur Farrell (1882–1935) was the only artist commissioned by a city, rather than government, Imperial War Museum or armed forces, to record the war for posterity. The result was a collection of watercolours and sketches, depicting scenes from the frontline, soldiers, battlegrounds, poignant images of devastated landscapes and the munitions factories, capturing the noise, light and movement.