Our speaker in July is Club Member and Past Chairman, Neville Lyons, who will be giving his third talk to the Club. His presentation is entitled ‘British War Artists of the Second World War’.
Neville’s military background, coupled with his long-term interest in 20th Century Art encouraged him to make wide research on this subject.
The early days of the Second World War saw the setting up of the War Artists Advisory Committee by the historian, Sir Kenneth Clark, with responsibility for selecting and organising the activities of the many artists who were to undertake the recording of the war from 1939 to 1945.
Neville will be dipping into the coverage of the war by a wide selection of the well-known War Artists, employed on the Home Front and Overseas theatres, as well as at sea and in the air. There will be copious illustrations of their work, accompanied by information about the artists and the organisation of the whole project.