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United Kingdom • 1889−1946

Biography and information

Christopher Richard Nevinson Winnie (eng. Christopher R. W. Nevinson, rod. August 13, 1889 in London — mind. October 7, 1946) is an English artist.

Father Christopher was a well-known radical journalist, mother and activist of the feminist movement. Painting the future artist studied at the London School of fine art Slade, after graduation, worked in Paris as a journalist and a lot of draws. Was a famous figure in the French avant-garde of the early twentieth century. In 1911 K. Nevinson discovers cubism, which influenced all subsequent works of the artist. In the period before the First world war enjoys vorticism and futurism. Even while in school, the Slade, Nevinson meets and strikes up a friendly relationship with the leader of the Italian futurist Tommaso Marinetti and the founder of the English version of futurism called vorticism Windham Lewis.

In 1914, with the outbreak of war, K. Nevinson, a pacifist by conviction, voluntarily recorded in the medical part so as not to take up arms. After sending his unit in France is the chauffeur and the orderly at the front, then to the Third General hospital in London. In 1916, after rheumatic fever, discharged from military service as a disabled person. During rehabilitation, the artist painted several paintings about life at the front, after which he was in 1917 sent to the Western front as a "martial artist". In the period between 1917 and 1918 K. Nevinson wrote a 60 "front-line" of paintings, some of which was deemed so scandalous that was not present.

After the First world war Nevinson creates mostly genre paintings, which depict scenes of urban life. In 1937, he published his autobiography, "Paint and Prejudice". During the Second world war, Nevinson — again "military artist".