Returning to the Trenches 1916 Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson British. Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (13 August 1889 – 7 October 1946) was an English figure and landscape painter, etcher and lithographer, who was one of the most famous war artists of World War I. Correspondence with Nevinson regarding his exhibition at the Leicester Galleries, including comments on the controversy over Nevinson's painting 'Paths of Glory'.

Famous for his dramatic, often haunting images of the battlefield and its soldiers, Nevinson’s arresting paintings, drawing, prints and posters also acknowledged … C.R.W. A full-color catalogue accompanied the exhibition.

CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) is regarded as one of the finest British printmakers of the first half of the 20th century.

Unable to enlist in the British army for health reasons, Nevinson volunteered in fall 1914 for a Red Cross ambulance unit serving northern France and Belgium. Nevinson: The Twentieth Century was organized by the Imperial War Museum, London, and curated at the Center by Gillian Forrester, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings. In conjunction with a new exhibition opening at Osborne Samuel gallery, MHM looks at some of CRW Nevinson’s most celebrated war-time works of art. Paths of Glory is a 1917 painting by British artist Christopher Nevinson. In 1917 Nevinson returned to France as an Official War Artist, and he was the first to make drawings from the air.

His most iconic late work, The Twentieth Century, provided a resonant conclusion to this exhibition. Some of his work was considered too unpleasant for public viewing and was censored, but a second one-man exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1918 was another triumph.

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson was a noted British war artist, whose predilection for representing the mechanical nature of war set him apart from many of his wartime contemporaries. This landmark exhibition will present an exceptional selection of Nevinson’s print from all periods, illustrating the evolution of the artist’s vision and highly distinctive style.

The War Art of CRW Nevinson The powerful art and contradictory personality of British war artist Richard Nevinson will be explored in this ground breaking exhibition – the centrepiece of our autumn programme. He is often referred to by his initials C. R. W. Nevinson, and was also known as Richard.. Nevinson studied at the Slade School of Art under Henry Tonks and alongside Stanley Spencer and Mark Gertler. The title quotes from a line from Thomas Gray's 1750 poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: "The paths of glory lead but to the grave".It is held by the Imperial War Museum in London, which describes it as "one of Nevinson's most famous paintings".. Background. Venues