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Gromaire, Marcel (1892-1971) - 1925 The War (Museum of Modern Art, Paris) Marcel Gromaire studied classically at Douai, then continued his studies in Paris, receiving his Baccalauréat in Law in 1909, a judiciary career path he quickly abandoned. When the war began he spent the next six years in the army and was wounded. After the war Gromaire returned to Paris and worked in a studio. A meeting with the collector, Dr. Girardin, established his career as an artist.
A Howitzer Firing, 1918, by Paul Nash.; Paul Nash became one of the best-known British official war artists of the First World War. This painting highlights the role and power of artillery, which caused the majority of casualties during the conflict. The howitzers are disguised with camouflage netting and a biplane is just visible in the sky, emphasising the modern technology of war supplied by the industry of home. The painting is a modernist interpretation of a modern war.