16 August 2018, The Tablet

Shattered illusions: Nevinson's trenchant images of war at the British Museum


Shattered illusions: Nevinson's trenchant images of war at the British Museum

French soldiers on the road to annihilation in Column on the March (1916)
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“Among the most discussed, most successful, most promising, most admired and most hated of British artists,” was how Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson was introduced to the American public on his second trip to New York in 1920. Flamboyant, pugnacious and a master of self-promotion, the 31-year-old contemporary of Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer was fast becoming a celebrity.

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