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Arts Society Halifax

The Impact of the Great War on Three British Artists

Tue 09 Oct, 1:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £8 , approx running time: 90mins (no interval)

Alan Read

First World War Centenary Lecture

‘Very Bad for Art’? The Impact of the Great War on Three British Artists

Hearing the declaration of the First World War, Augustus John turned to Bomberg and said, ”David, this news of the outbreak of war is going to be very bad for art”. This lecture considers the truth of that prophecy among three British artists who had first-hand experience of the Great War and whose work was profoundly affected by it.