The End of an Assignment
Sir Alfred Munning

In the early summer of 1918, Alfred Munnings was recalled to London. He was to complete various works for the Canadian War Memorials Fund. For what he described as a "small sum" (the figure is not known even approximately) he transferred 44 paintings to Lord Beaverbrook's organization.

The artist considered his experiences with Canadian units to have been among the most rewarding events of his life. He did not doubt that when Richard Jack (the British painter who had been the first artist hired by Lord Beaverbrook) sponsored him for associate membership in the Royal Academy in the spring of 1919, it was due to his contributions to the Canadian War Memorials Fund art collection.

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