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Paul Nash: A War Artist Even in Times of Peace? Ray Warburton Tuesday 15 October 2019

Paul Nash is best known as a painter of war. An official war artist in both the First and Second World Wars he made some of the most memorable images of conflict including ‘We are making a new world’ (1918) and ‘Totes Meer’ (1941). This lecture will include these and other war paintings. However, it will look at the other ‘wars’ that played a major part of his life and art: including the never-ending war between mankind and nature, and his own personal wars with ill-health, loss and love. While strongly connected to real events and emotions, the lecture will explain how he incorporated abstraction and surrealism into his art making. . 


Ray Warburton

Has studied art history at the Open University and the University of Buckingham. A Guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, who leads public tours of all the permanent displays and also undertakes exhibition tours. An experienced public speaker who has given presentations and lectures on a range of themes to diverse audiences over many years.