The First World War in Art
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in November 1918, the Art since 1900 gallery will feature a display of associated works from the Herbert’s collection. The display includes work by contemporary artists like Barbara Walker together with work by artists from the period of the war, including William Roberts and Eric Kennington.
The Big Secret I, by Barbara Walker. Image reproduced by permission of the artist.
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