Definition of war artist in English:

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war artist


An artist employed to draw or paint events and situations arising during a war.
Example sentences
  • In 1918 he worked as a war artist and from 1890 until c. 1925 he painted murals for Boston Library and Museum.
  • His premature death when working as a war artist in the Second World War has added to his romantic appeal, but you don't need rose-tinted glasses for the bittersweet nature of his work to please.
  • C.R.W. Nevinson: the modern artist of modern war: during Nevinson's career as a war artist in 1914-18, his paintings changed dramatically in style.

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