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London War Paintings 1939 – 1945

(c) IWM (Imperial War Museums); Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Aeroplane Crash, North London, May 1940 by Rudolf Haybrook
IWM (Imperial War Museums) Date painted: c.1940

Whilst researching a previous post about War Artists and the London Docks, my attention was drawn to the following pictures. I find some of the following pictures extraordinary and illustrates once again the way Art can be a very powerful medium even in the most desperate times.

(c) IWM (Imperial War Museums); Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

London ‘Carries On’ by Bertram Howitt-Lodge
IWM (Imperial War Museums) Date painted: 1940

pool of lon 1940

The Pool of London during Dockland Air Raids, 1940 by Charles Pears
City of London Corporation

(c) The Golsoncott Foundation; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

A Sleeping Family in a London Underground Station by Rachel Reckitt
Date painted: c.1941,Royal Air Force Museum

(c) Leonard Rosoman; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

A House Collapsing on Two Firemen, Shoe Lane, London, EC4 by Leonard Henry Rosoman
IWM (Imperial War Museums) Date painted: 1940

stirling bomber 1943

Stirling Bomber, Bow Church, London by Charles Ernest Cundall
Date painted: 1943,Collection: Museum of London

(c) DACS; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The Battle of London by Frank O. Salisbury
Date painted: c.1944,Collection: Royal Air Force Museum

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Paintings of the London Docks 1939 – 1945 press here

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