The exhibition, A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan, explores the two military art programs that started more than twenty years after the Second World War; the Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artists Program (1968-1995) and the Canadian Forces Artists Program (2001- present). Initially influenced by the art of the First and Second World War programs, over the past sixty years military art has moved gradually in new directions, current works expressing artists’ more personal rather than documentary responses to their subjects.
A major exhibition publication will be available in the Gallery Shop.
An exhibition organized by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence.
This exhibition has been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.