Wikipedia entry
Sir Muirhead Bone (23 March 1876 – 21 October 1953) was a Scottish etcher and watercolourist who became known for his depiction of industrial and architectural subjects and his work as a war artist in both the First and Second World Wars. A figure in the last generation of the Etching Revival, Bone's early large and heavily-worked architectural subjects fetched extremely high prices before the Wall Street Crash of 1929 deflated the collectors' market. He was well known, if not notorious, for publishing large numbers of different states of etchings, encouraging collectors to buy several impressions. Bone was an active member of both the British War Memorials Committee in the First World War and the War Artists' Advisory Committee in the Second World War. He promoted the work of many young artists and served as a Trustee of the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery, and the Imperial War Museum.
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British draftman and etcher best known for his architectural images. He was a member of the New English Art Club and in 1916 he was appointed the first Official War Artist. Comment on works: portrait engraver; architectural engraver
British, English, Scottish
Artist, Etcher, Painter
Muirhead Bone, Sir Bone, David Muirhead Bone, Sir David Muirhead Bone, Sir Muirhead Bone, muirhead bone
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