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Art of World War II – A Personal Collection

From:
25 February 2023
To:
07 May 2023
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Park Street
Woodstock
OX20 1SN

25 February to 07 May

Park Street
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SN
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Art of World War II - A Personal Collection at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Art of World War II – A Personal Collection at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

About Art of World War II – A Personal Collection

Art of World War II – A Personal Collection is an exhibition of diverse, original artwork – produced during and depicting scenes from the Second World War.

The exhibition first went on display at the museum in March 2020 but was open for less than a week before national lockdowns were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – meaning many will now get the opportunity to see these historic pieces for the first time.

The Art of World War II exhibition has been curated from John Noott’s personal collection of artwork, gathered together during his career as an art collector and dealer for over 40 years. 

The art forms a history in pictures of the Second World War while showcasing incredibly personal perspectives reflecting a varied range of experiences before, during, and after the conflict. 

Through the work of artists of the time, visitors will see the war unfold ‘as it happened’.

The artists featured in the collection range from skilled amateurs to professionals, from those already renowned at the time to those who would go on to make a name for themselves in a post-war world.

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. The county’s military history museum is located in the gardens of the Oxfordshire Museum on Park Street in Woodstock, on the doorstep of Blenheim Palace.


Art of WW2 - Pearl Falconer, A Fond Farewell
Art of WW2 - Carl Erickson, Did People Used to Come Here for Fun
Art of WW2 - Bernard Scott, Kindertransport
Art of WW2 - James Walker Tucker, Letters from Home
Art of WW2 - Roladn Davies, Luftwaffe Attack on Anzio Villas
Art of WW2 - Vivian Buley Preparations for War
Art of WW2 - Shearer Armstrong, The Senior Warden
Art of WW2 - Ruskin Spear, VE Night
From left to right (top to bottom): Pearl Falconer, A Fond Farewell; Carl Erickson, Did People Used to Come Here for Fun; Bernard Scott, Kindertransport; James Walker Tucker, Letters from Home; Roladn Davies, Luftwaffe Attack on Anzio Villas; Vivian Buley Preparations for War; Shearer Armstrong, The Senior Warden; Ruskin Spear, VE Night