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Distributed for Imperial War Museums

Unofficial War Artist

With an Introduction by Richard Slocombe
For nearly fifty years, Peter Kennard has been making art that comments on war—and in the process, he has become Britain’s foremost political artist and one of the leading figures worldwide in politically committed art. Unofficial War Artist brings together the most powerful and striking of Kennard’s works to accompany a major retrospective that was mounted at the Imperial War Museums in London. The artworks are reproduced in full color and presented in their wider political and historical context through accompanying newspaper clippings, UN reports, historical accounts, and testimony from those who have fought in and suffered from war. The result is a stark, even devastating account of the lasting damage of war and conflict.

96 pages | 18 color plates, 62 halftones | 7 x 8 1/2 | © 2015

Art: Art--General Studies

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“I take my hat off to you.”


“Kennard sees the skull beneath the skin alright.”

Harold Pinter

Table of Contents

Unofficial War Office
Afterword/The N00se of N0ughts

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