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The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.

La Dell, Edwin

La Dell, Edwin (7 January 1919)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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2013

..., illustrator . Murals. Edwin La Dell studied at Sheffield School of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London under John Nash and Barnett Freedman. During World War II he made several independent submissions to the War Artists Advisory Committee and was commissioned to produce public murals and design camouflage for the Civil Defence Camouflage Establishment in Leamington Spa. After the war he was appointed Head of the Printmaking Department at the Royal College of Art and in 1969 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy. La Dell is best...

Sarkis

Sarkis (1964)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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.... In his strategy of juxtaposition ofiveiled/unveiled, familiar with military metaphors, Sarkis continued his series Black-out () ( 1974 to 1978 ) which was taken over from 1976 by the series War treasure (Kriegsschatz). The black-out denoted camouflage, the act of hiding in order toreappear more effectively, the war treasure denoted the spoils of war, kidnapping, pillage and appropriation. He described himself as ‘Captain Sarkis’, claiming responsibility for his campaigns of conquests and plundering; a friendly, though totally egocentric character,...

Clough, Prunella

Clough, Prunella (14 November 1919)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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...Grey, the reputed designer who led a bohemian existence on the Left Bank in Paris. Prunella grew up in comfortable surroundings in Chelsea and in 1938 started as a part-time student at the Chelsea School of Art. During World War II she worked as a draughtsman, drawing maps and charts for the Office of War Information. After the war she travelled to Holland before returning to painting in London, with her first exhibition at the Leger Gallery in 1947 . She taught at Chelsea School of Art from 1956 to 1969 and at the Wimbledon School of Art from 1966 to...

Sisley, Alfred

Sisley, Alfred (30 October 1839)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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...himself amidst all this tumult? He came close to dying in the most abject poverty, and was so destitute that he was reduced to selling his canvases for 25 or 30 francs. He was fortunate enough to count among his friends a confectioner and restaurateur named Murer who had an establishment on the Boulevard Voltaire and who loved painting, giving painters a warm welcome. Sisley and Renoir found the restaurant’s doors were always open to them, and they paid their patron and provider in paintings for the meals he gave them. But for Murer, Sisley would have gone...

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