Muirhead Bone

Muirhead Bone Collection

Sun 03 Sep 2017 - Sun 24 Sep 2017
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_ Venue: Long Corridor

Sir Muirhead Bone (23 March 1876 – 21 October 1953) was a Scottish etcher, drypoint and watercolour artist who became known for his depiction of industrial and architectural subjects Britain’s first official war artist, Muirhead Bone trained at Glasgow School of Art and was posted to France in 1916, arriving during the battle of the Somme.

Through hundreds of exquisite drawings made on the spot and distributed in Britain through popular prints, Bone conveyed the destruction of the western front and its effect upon the men who fought there. Once seen these evocative images are never forgotten.



The photograph Art.IWM REPRO 000684 36 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums