and Canada
in the
Second World War
| Acronyms & abbreviations | About Art and War |

British artist

Bawden, Edward, RA (1903-1989)

A painter, illustrator and designer before the war, Bawden was an official artist with the BEF before being sent to the Middle East. On his way back to England in 1942, the ship was torpedoed and Bawden spent two months in a camp outside Casablanca, Morocco, before being liberated by the Americans. He returned to the Middle East in 1943, travelling from Iraq to Kurdistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and, finally, Italy.

The artwork in this exhibition

Australian War Memorial Canadian War Museum Imperial War Museum