The Face of Courage: Portraits of the British at War 1940-45 by Eric Kennington

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An exhibition of around 36 works, featuring figures in the Armed Services, the Auxiliary Services and from London Transport, as well as notable civilians, by Eric Kennington, one of only a handful of official British war artists during both WWI and WWII. Kennington's portraits were widely hailed both as works of art and as morale-boosters. This exhibition, the first to focus specifically on his WWII Art, seeks to reassess Kennington’s contribution to British war art and to acknowledge his standing as a portraitist in the twentieth century.


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