Brushes with War: Paintings and Drawings by the Troops of World War I: The WWHAM Collection of Original Art

Joel R. Parkinson, Director & Curator, World War History & Art Museum

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Brushes With War is a unique history of World War I in broad brush strokes. Over 230 original paintings, drawings, sculpture, and trench art by the combatants of World War I cover all aspects of the war and most major battles from Mons (1914) to the Meuse-Argonne (1918). The artists were American, Austrian, Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, French, German, and Russian soldiers. These were not professional artists, but amateurs depicting their own daily struggles as they saw them. Just as snapshot photos are often more realistic than posed professional portraits, these works of art are more genuine impressions of the war than the official art and illustrations of the time.

Size: 12" x 12" | 236 images | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346347

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Joel R. Parkinson is a 1982 mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Parkinson spent eight years in research & development for nuclear submarines during the Cold War before entering the ministry. With his wife and family he resides in Alliance, Ohio, where he is pastor of Covenant Bible Church as well as the Director and Curator of the World War History & Art Museum (WWHAM).