Alfred Munnings and the 'Canadian War Memorials' exhibition, 1919

A Canadian trooper and his horse, 1918
Senior curator Emma Mawdsley looks at the first exhibition of Alfred Munnings' war paintings, held at the Royal Academy in 1919.

In 1919, Alfred Munnings exhibited 44 paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Impressionistic in style, the canvases focused on the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Forestry Corps in France during the First World War. The 'Canadian War Memorials' exhibition aimed to be 'the most complete record of any country's share in the Great War'.

In this talk, Emma Mawdsley will discuss the history of these paintings and look at how the exhibition was a turning point in Munnings' career.

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