Lord and Lady Attenborough, 1990s
London, The Leicester Galleries at the Alpine Club Gallery, Nash and Nevinson in War and Peace, October – November 1977 (illustrated in the catalogue, no. 3);
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939, January – June 2008 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 18);
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Prints and Printmaking, 1 February – 30 April 2011;
London, Osborne Samuel, C. R. W. Nevinson, A Printmaker in War and Peace, 24 September – 18 October 2014;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016
Richard Ingleby, Jonathan Black, David Cohen and Gordon Cooke, C.R.W. Nevinson: The Twentieth Century, Merrell Holberton/IWM, London 2000 (p. 182)
Column displays the power of Nevinson’s groundbreaking Futurist commitment. A famous artistic movement that originated in Italy, Futurism celebrated the technological triumph of humanity over nature. Here though he uses Futurism to depict a phalanx of French soldiers marching to war. The French soldiers are transformed into one long unbroken metallic war machine where the fate of the individual is no longer important. Nevinson’s first one man show, held in 1916 caused a tremendous stir with its realistic depictions of life and death on the Western Front in World War I. He worked in the trenches for the ambulance brigade and later suffered a nervous breakdown.