and Canada
in the
Second World War
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British artist

Ardizzone, Edward, CBE RA (1900-1979)

Ardizzone painting Henry Carr's portrait, Credit : Imperial War Museum

Ardizzone was best known as an illustrator before the war. He was commissioned to accompany the BEF to France in 1940, then employed to record events in the United Kingdom. Notable among these were the London and Glasgow Blitzes, and the Home Army in training. He was later sent to Cairo, Italy and Germany. Diary of a war artist, his sketchbook diaries from the war, was published in 1974.

The artwork in this exhibition

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