First Official War Artist - Will Ogilvie - 1901 - 1989

Ogilvie, Will (South African/Canadian, 1901–1989)

Convoy In Caen. ILLUSTRATION: CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM–AN19710261-4485  


Convoy In Caen.
ILLUSTRATION: CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM–AN19710261-4485
 


Will Ogilvie was a commercial artist, painter, and educator.  He was recognized for being the first official Canadian war artist, noted for creating images of war while he was under fire. He was a member of the Canadian Group of Painters and the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.

Read more about Will Ogilvie in Canada's Military Magazine - Legion. 

Source: National Gallery of Canada

Posted on February 6, 2017 .