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  • John Walker

    Boston University Art Gallery / Nielsen Gallery

    Although the miseries of what we once called the Great War stimulated the creative juices of such Modern pioneers as Otto Dix, George Grosz, and George Rouault, not many contemporary artists at the end of the century find war a source of compelling images. An exception is the British-born painter John Walker, whose father, John Henry Walker, fought in and survived two of the First World War’s bloodiest and most futile battles, the Somme and Passchendaele. “A Theater of Recollection” included ten monumental oil paintings, heavily troweled and richly colored, as well as related prints from 1996

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