Hampstead WW1 War Artists - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

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Hampstead WW1 War Artists

THE HEATH AT WAR! (1914 - 1918)
War Artists

British Official War Artists create a visual account of war and the work embraces the causes, course and consequences of conflict.
They were commissioned quite early on in WW1.

Sydney Carline (1888 - 1929) and Richard Carline (1896 - 1990) were two such local Hampstead artists commissioned by The War Office.

From 1914, The Carline family lived at 47, Downshire Hill.
Their studios were at number 14.

Sydney received his commission as a pilot in The Royal Flying Corps in 1916.
In the same year he was commissioned to design the medal of The Battle of Jutland.

Richard Carline was also commissioned as a wireless operator in the same Corps but was asked to paint large aerial views of the Vimy Ridge for target practice.

The brothers began work as War Artists in 1918.

"Jerusalem looking towards The Dead Sea from 3000 feet" was painted by Richard Carline after 1918 when the brothers werte sent to The Middle East to record scenes of conflict between the British and Ottoman Empires.  

Sydney Carline was on active service in Italy from late 1917.
He would use his leisure time to paint from memory scenes of strife in Italy, including battles, peasants and prisoners of war.

Nancy Higgins met Richard Carline in 1934 and they married after The Second World War and settled at 17 Pond Street.

Nancy's style feflects her husband's.


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