Collection of the week: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - WWI
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Collection of the Week: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - WWI

Liss Llewellyn Fine Art was established in 1991 and is one of the UK's leading galleries specialising in twentieth century British artists. Through a series of exhibitions around the country, they have been instrumental in championing overlooked names such as Evelyn Dunbar and Winifred Knights and they continue to shine a light on some of the most interesting themes within modern British art through their consistently high quality publications.

In 2014, Liss Llewellyn staged the exhibition 'The Great War: As Recorded through the Fine and Popular Arts' at the Morley Gallery, in collaboration with another of our contributors, David Cohen Fine Art. The show brought together a fascinating selection of paintings, drawings, designs, photographs and ephemera relating to the First World War by both well-known names and unknown or amateur artists. As part of our ongoing commitment to visualising the Great War through all kinds of media, we are delighted to now represent this collection of around 280 images.

Notable among this collection is a stunning design for a stained glass memorial by Ellis Silas, 'The Buffet' by William Strang and a design by Frank Brangwyn for a war memorial for Birmingham University. There are works by other key artists of the period including Edward Handley-Read, Muirhead and Stephen Bone, John Hassall, Henry Tonks, Hal Hurst, Eric Kennington and Spencer Pryse. Look out for a 'conchy' figurine based on the Peek-a-boo characters of Chloe Preston and a photograph of a rather fine Bairnsfatherware teapot, not to mention French and American posters and cartoons. You can view an edited selection here.

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