War Artists at Sea


The centenary of the First World War, that took place from 1914 to 1918, is being commemorated by the Royal Museum Greenwich at the Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum with a new gallery, a display of the Museum’s collection of war art and an installation from celebrated British artist Rozanne Hawksley. The best of Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection of First and Second World War art will be showcased including visually arresting and moving portraits, battle scenes, and depictions of everyday life during the conflict. The ‘War Artists at Sea’ display will be held from February 2014–February 2015, also at The Queen’s House. It will feature paintings and works on paper and it includes a rolling programme of displays throughout 2014.

The artistic works of Leslie Cole, Eric Ravilious, Richard Eurich, Norman Wilkinson, Stephen Bone, William Dring, John Worsley, and Charles Wheeler will be on display at the ‘War Artists at Sea’ that will be exhibited at The Queen’s House. This venue is s modest palace – an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. The understated appearance of this royal residence does not fully signify the its immense historical significance. It was built in 1616 by Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark who was the wife of James I and it was the first neo-classical building ever seen in England.

If you wish to peep into the events, the sufferings and the tribulations that were caused by the First World War, you should see the ‘War Artists at Sea’ at The Queen’s House.