The Great War in Portraits

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH JUNE 2014

ADDRESS
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Westminster, London WC2H 0HE†
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Dates:
27th February 2014†until†15th June 2014
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Wed, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, gallery closure from 5.50pm, Thu & Fri 10am-9pm, gallery closure from 8.50pm
PRICES
FREE

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The Great War in PortraitsRather than presenting a military history of the war, the National Portrait Gallery aims to focus on the way the Great War was represented through portraits of those involved. The Great War in Portraits takes an international perspective. As well as iconic portraits of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Winston Churchill, the exhibition reflects the war experience of those from all social classes who served from throughout the Commonwealth and contrasts these portraits with rare important loans of major art works by Lovis Corinth and Max Beckmann and Kirchner's painting 'Selbstbildnis als Soldat' (Self-portrait as a Soldier). These German expressionist masterpieces are strikingly exhibited together, for the first time, with Harold Gillies? rarely shown photographs of facially injured soldiers from the Royal College of Surgeons.

About National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. More about National Portrait Gallery

The Great War in Portraits images

The Great War in Portraits† Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915 †

The Great War in Portraits - Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915

The Great War in Portraits Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915†

The Great War in Portraits - Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915 More Images

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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
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VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and Jean Woods, the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel 4's 'Fabulous Fashionistas' are the three shortlisted sitters for the 25th anniversary of the BP Portrait Award, the world's most prestigious open competition for portrait painti...†More about this event
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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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VENUENational Portrait Gallery†
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Life Drawing BP Portrait Award 2014Life Drawing BP Portrait Award 2014An artist-led drawing class.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Life Drawing: Representing Light In Drawings: WorkshopLife Drawing: Representing Light In Drawings: Workshop25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
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Drop-In DrawingDrop-In Drawing25th July 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
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