william roberts, world war artist

WILLIAM ROBERTS, War Artist

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william roberts, wwi war artist

William Roberts (1895 – 1980)
Biography

Roberts was born in Hackney, London and took up an apprenticeship with Sir Joseph Causton Ltd. In 1909 as a poster designer. He attended evening classes at St. Martin’s School of Art in London and later won a scholarship to the Slade School of Art in 1910, whose contemporaries included Mark Gertler, Stanley Spencer and David Bomberg.

Later travels in France and Italy sparked an interest in post-impressionism and Cubism. He was taken up by Wydnham Lewis to form a British alternative to Futurism.

In 1916 he enlisted as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, serving on the Western Front, and the next year as an official War Artist, depicting the horrors of war.

William Robert's Paintings

william roberts painting - the goats
war celebration artwork
THE GOATS
WAR CELEBRATION
war artist - gunners pullling cannon, ypres battle
GUNNERS PULLING CANNON, YPRES 1917



[Paul Nash] [Augustus John] [Austin Spare] [Bruce Bairnsfarther] [Alfred Lee] [David Bomberg] [Eric Ravilious] [William Rothenstein] [Leonard Raven-Hill] [Frank Brangwyn] [John Lavery] [Francis Dodd] [Stanley Spencer] [Mervyn Peake] [Muirhead Bone] [Cyril-Bird] [William Roberts] [William Orpen] [Mark Gertler] [Philip Steer] [John Hassall] [Wyndham Lewis]



Lamp Day, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Lamp Day


Welsh War Poster, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Welsh War Poster


We took the Hill, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
We took the Hill


Lamp Day, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Lamp Day


Irishmen, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Irishmen


Face the Bullets, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Face the Bullets


Chinese Bank, war poster, photo, wwi, wwii
Chinese Bank