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Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards
Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards
Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards
Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards
Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards
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Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards

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Item #: AA804
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Twenty-nine color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with the Imperial War Museums

ISBN 9780764966927
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Art from the Second World War Book of Postcards
During the Second World War, at the instigation of National Gallery Director Sir Kenneth Clark, the Ministry of Information established the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) as the government’s official war art program. Throughout the war, art exhibitions were organized in Britain and the United States to raise morale and promote Britain’s image abroad. By the end of the war the WAAC had collected 5,570 works produced by more than four hundred artists. After the committee’s demise in 1945, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) took over administration of the scheme, particularly as portraits were still being produced in the postwar years. More than 3,250 original oil paintings, drawings, and a number of sculptures from this collection are now in IWM’s care. It is the most complete and representative example of WAAC material worldwide and a unique visual collection of great significance—not only is it a record of the war efforts by Britain and Allied countries, the artworks also resonate with personal experiences and stories.

Images
  1. Keith Henderson (1883–1982), A North-east Coast Aerodrome, 1940
  2. Eric Ravilious (1903–1942), A Warship in Dock, 1940
  3. William Roberts (1895–1980), Women Railway Porters in Wartime
  4. Walter Bayes (1869–1956), Battle of Britain: Parachutists from an enemy aircraft brought down in an apparent attempt to bomb Buckingham Palace, 1942
  5. Walter Thomas Monnington (1902–1976), Southern England, 1944. Spitfires Attacking Flying-Bombs, 1944
  6. Roland Vivian Pitchforth (1895–1982), The Chamber, The House of Commons, 1942
  7. Charles Ernest Cundall (1890–1971), Motor Launches, Dartmouth, 1940
  8. Eric Kennington (1888–1960), Parachutes, 1941
  9. Keith Henderson (1883–1982), Wings Over Scotland, 1940
  10. Roy Anthony Nockolds (1911–1979), Stalking the Night Raider, 1941
  11. Keith Henderson (1883–1982), An Air Gunner in Action Turret: Night, 1940
  12. John Edgar Platt (1886–1967), The Quick Turn-round, 1943
  13. John Armstrong (1893–1973), Building Mosquitoes, 1943
  14. Charles Pears (1873–1958), A German Searchlight across the English Channel, 1942
  15. Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887–1976), Going to Work, 1943
  16. Walter Thomas Monnington (1902–1976), Fighter Affiliation: Halifax and Hurricane aircraft co-operating in action, 1943
  17. John Armstrong (1893–1973), Building Planes, 1940
  18. Charles Ginner (1878–1952), Building a Battleship, 1940
  19. Charles Ernest Cundall (1890–1971), Battle of Britain Anniversary, 1943: RAF Parade at Buckingham Palace, 1943
  20. C. Eliot Hodgkin (1905–1987), The Haberdashers’ Hall, 8th May 1945, 1945
  21. Laura Knight (1877–1970), A Balloon Site, Coventry, 1943
  22. Raymond McGrath (1903–1977), Training – Aircraft Under Construction, 1940
  23. Frank Mason (1876–1965), The Model-Maker’s Shop: Directorate of Camouflage (Naval Section) Leamington Spa, 1943
  24. Walter Thomas Monnington (1902–1976), Tempests Attacking Flying-bombs, 1944
  25. Henry Carr (1894–1970), Mosquito Nets, 1943
  26. Albert Richards (1919–1945), The Drop, 1944
  27. Frank Wootton (1914–1998), Rocket-firing Typhoons at the Falaise Gap, Normandy, 1944, 1944
  28. Charles Ernest Cundall (1890–1971), The Exterior of St Paul’s Cathedral on Thanksgiving Day, 13th May 1945, 1945
  29. Frederick William Elwell (1870–1958), A Munitions Factory, 1944


Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.
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