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24 September 2023

It has been very interesting exploring contemporary war artists. Nevertheless there is no one nowadays to match Anna Airey or Ardizzone or, heartrendingly, Rex Whistler (it's particularly poignant and upsetting when someone is killed in the last days of a war). Here is the famous self-portrait, it's May 1940 and he is wearing his Welsh Guards uniform. Once more we salute the incomparable Rex.

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