Brushes with War

Brushes with War at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a powerful and emotive insight into the experience of soldiers from World War I through the drawings and paintings they created.

Brushes with War

About Brushes with War

To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will host a major new temporary exhibition Brushes with War; Art from the Front Line 14-18 from 21 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Glasgow Museums will mark this significant anniversary with the European debut of a world-class exhibition of 219 original paintings and drawings by the troops who served in World War I. Following a chronological narrative Brushes with War; Art from the Front Line portrays most major battles and all aspects of the First World War. Depicted in oils, watercolours and drawings the artworks were created by frontline soldiers from numerous countries from 1914 to 1918.

Most of the art presented in the exhibition is from the private collection of Joel Parkinson, owner and director of the World War History & Art Museum (WWHAM) in Alliance, Ohio, USA, with a further 16 works from Glasgow Museums’ collection.

The artworks illustrate the first-hand experiences and struggles through the eyes of the men who actually fought in combat, were wounded in action, taken prisoner and survived aerial dogfights. Independent of official censorship and free from the embellishment of popular propaganda the works share something of the soldiers’ personal brushes with war, capturing insights, moods and motifs often missed by official photographers and observers of the war.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Brushes with War are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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