Friday, February 24, 2012
Christopher Clark: War Artist
Christopher Clark is the artist responsible for this antique print ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ exhibited in 1915. An English military artist, Clark was born 1875 and produced many artistic works on military themes both contemporary and historical before he died in 1942. This is one of his later paintings of the Crimean Wars of which few were ever produced. A painter and illustrator, Clark worked in oils on canvass, colour lithographs and produced fine watercolours, several of which are found in the British Railway Museum.
He produced line drawings as a commercial artist for 'The Regiment' (weekly newspaper) and he was exhibited in the Royal Academy and Royal Institute in London, being made a member in 1905. In the First World War Clark served in the RNVR as a lieutenant. He died in 1942 aged 67.