Edmund Greacen, Château Thierry, 1918, oil on beaver board, 10 5/8 x 8 ½ in., On loan from Jason Bane, Great Grandson of the Artist.
World War I (1914-1919) is arguably the defining event of the 20th century. For those who lived it, it was frightening, chaotic, and bizarre. It was traumatizing and transforming. However, 100 years later World War I is often lost in the collective consciousness. Edmund W. Greacen (1876 – 1949) does not blind us with graphic illustrations of violent action. Instead, he uses faceless depictions and soft, muted tones to make us aware of the devastation of the Great War.Read Less