Paul Nash is our Artist we are currently studying. He was a war artist. He was also in WW1 trenches himself!
1889–1946 Nationality: British Paul Nash was one of the most original British artists of the first half of the 20th Century. Working in the tradition of William Blake and Samuel Palmer, his paintings express a deep, mystical attachment to the English countryside.
He was an official war artist during Word War I, painting the scarred landscape of the Western Front where he had served as a soldier before being wounded. In the late 1920’s he became interested in Surrealism and was particularly influenced by the paintings of de Chirico.
During World War II he was again appointed official war artist, this time painting the devastating effects of war on rural England.
This video is very powerful – about Paul Nash, the war and his art.
On this link you can view more of the art of Paul Nash.