Building Aircraft: Swooping Down on a Taube

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889 - 1946)

Lithograph

published 1919

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall
  • About the artist
    Born in London, Christopher R. W. Nevinson studied at St John's Wood and Slade Schools of Art. In 1912 he studied in Paris for a year. In 1914 he co-founded the London Group and issued a Futurist manifesto, ‘Vital English Art’ with Filippo Marinetti. In the First World War Nevinson served abroad with the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1915 he participated in exhibitions of war art and Vorticism in London. His solo show at the Leicester Galleries (1916) received great acclaim. Nevinson became an Official War Artist in 1917. In the late 1930s, he was created Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur and an Associate of the Royal Academy. Suffering deep depression after the Second World War, he died in London in 1946.
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    Title
    Building Aircraft: Swooping Down on a Taube
    Date
    published 1919
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 47.60 cm, width: 38.70 cm
    Acquisition
    origin uncertain
    Provenance
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London
    GAC number
    18507