Leicester Galleries, William Roberts 1945 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 23);
Tate Gallery, William Roberts, 1965 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 176). This exhibition toured to the Arts Council, Tate Gallery, Laing Art Gallery Newcastle and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: The Art of William Roberts, 24 September – 18 December 2011
Wiliam Roberts was a founder of the Vorticist group (a type of British cubism representing the machine age) and a unique observer of twentieth century Britain. A gunner in the Royal Artillery in 1916, he was an Official War artist the following year. After the war, his style changed, as he began to present fuller, more robust bodies. In this piece, visitors to Oxford Public Library are anxiously scanning the newspapers for the latest war news.