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12 September 2019"BEHIND THE LINES: ALFRED MUNNINGS, WAR ARTIST 1918"
24 September 2019PRESIDENT'S TOUR 2019 - 3 DAYS (2 NIGHTS) VISITING HAMPSHIRE, DORSET & WILTSHIRE
09 October 2019VOEWOOD, HIGH KELLING, NORFOLK

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"BEHIND THE LINES: ALFRED MUNNINGS, WAR ARTIST 1918"
Thursday 12 September 2019

Curator’s Talk – “Munnings & The First World War”

We make our own way to The Munnings Art Museum in Dedham where, during his talk, Dr Bill Teatheredge will focus on the dramatic changes in Munnings’ personal and professional life, 1914-1919.  Celebrated as one of England’s finest equestrian painters, Sir Alfred Munnings, forged much of his early reputation from time spent as a war artist in France during 1918.  Serving in eastern France with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Munnings sketched and painted landscapes, battle scenes and, naturally, horses, to document life on the fighting front and the vital logistical work taking place behind the lines.

This year, for the first time in 100 years, forty-one paintings by Munnings are returning together from the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.  In this once-ina-lifetime display, the finished paintings will be shown side by side with the surviving sketchbooks, from the Museum’s own collection.  This is the first time these sketchbooks have been on public display together with the finished pictures, and will provide a unique view of life “behind the lines”.

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