Shifting Views: Artists Who Experienced World War I

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Shifting Views: Artists Who Experienced World War I

November 4th, 2017 - August 19th, 2018
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608
609-292-6464
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Event Description

Shifting Views: Artists Who Experienced World War I is presented as part of the New Jersey State Museum's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into WWI. Peaceful landscapes, busy city streets, linear abstractions, portraits of friends and family– these paintings, drawings, and prints were created by twenty-two artists who experienced the frontlines of World War I. These images were not made to support or protest any war cause, rather they reflect the life's work of the complex human beings who made them. The artists represented served on both sides of the conflict – German/Austrian and British/American. Many believed in their country's cause prior to their service, but had a very different perspective after experiencing war firsthand. Seen together, their works of art convey a shared sense of humanity in contrast to the divisiveness of war.