PREVIEW: Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918, National Army Museum

To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, the National Army Museum will present an exhibition of work by Alfred Munnings. 

Felling a Tree in the Vosges, Alfred Munnings, 1918. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum. 

On display from the 30th November, Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 will display over forty paintings created during the final year of the First World War and will be shown together in England for the first time since the 1919 exhibition at the Royal Academy. Sir Alfred Munnings went on to become one of England’s most celebrated equine artists and President of the Royal Academy.

The artist’s career was established as a result of his work with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, painting their life on the Western Front.

For the first time in 100 years, the work of Alfred Munnings will be displayed to uncover the story of the service and sacrifice of both soldiers and horses during WWI.

The exhibition will also offer an opportunity to find out more about the work of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Forestry Corps from Munnings’ perspective through these paintings on loan from the Canadian War Museum as well as selected works from the National Army Museum’s own collection.

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 has been developed by the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa, Canada), in partnership with The Munnings Art Museum (Dedham, UK) and supported by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 will be on display at the National Army Museum from the 30th November until the 3rd March 2019. For more information visit:


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