Alex Colville 1920 – 2013

Infantry, near Nijmegen, Holland (1946) by Alex Colville. Beaverbrook Collection, Ottawa.

Infantry, near Nijmegen, Holland (1946) by Alex Colville. Beaverbrook Collection, Ottawa.

Canadian artist Alex Colville, best known around these parts as a war artist from the Second World War, died yesterday, aged 92.

His obituary can be read here.

Colville’s war paintings and drawings were collected in 1981’s Diary of a War Artist.  It is widely available.  I’ll put up some more scans later in the week.

The Nijmegen Bridge, Holland (1946) by Alex Colville.  Beaverbrook Collection

The Nijmegen Bridge, Holland (1946) by Alex Colville. Beaverbrook Collection

Before Zero Hour by Alex Colville.

Before Zero Hour by Alex Colville.

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Shattered Landscape.

Tragic Landscape.

Tragic Landscape.

 

B-1 Gun Near Nijmegen.

B-1 Gun Near Nijmegen.

A German Flare Goes Up.

A German Flare Goes Up.

 

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