Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War

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The exhibition Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War examines how Canadians have expressed their wartime experiences through art – both on the home front and overseas – as official war artists or as soldiers in the field.

Witness features works that have never before been publicly displayed, from large canvases painted in British studios during and immediately after the war, to small, personal drawings and sketches produced in the trenches and in prisoner-of-war camps. Through striking visuals, this innovative exhibition helps visitors to better understand the personal and national impact of this major event in our history.

Where is this exhibition travelling?

Location Dates
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia September 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018
The Military Museum, Calgary February 3, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Varley Art Gallery, Markham September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Starting the Freighter, Albert H. Robinson
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art – Canadian War Museum (19880266-00)

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