War Art and Artists
of Peace and
Commission in the
d’art’ and the
paraphernalia of war
| Featured Artist :
As a new feature in the War Artist's section, periodically we showcase
a different artist and their work in this field. The current Featured
Artist is Anthony Boswell.
Anthony studied graphic design at Birmingham and then spent a short
while in advertising. He has lectured on his own drawing courses
and had local exhibitions of work with both private and corporate
sales. He now works on his current projects after both landscape,
figure and abstract work. His works are often large scale.
'I aim to explore the relationship between figure
and landscape. To me, the soldiers/officers of world war one had
unique relationship with the landscape by living and dying within
it. The paintings should encourage solitude, peace
and storytelling, bringing subject and viewer together.
I aim to pave the way for remembrance and feelings for the individuals
rather than a broad sweep of history. I aim not
to portray sentimentality but empathy, not sadness but a narrative
of distant or shared experiences.'
Anna Farthing & Paul Gough