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Biography for Christopher Richard W Nevinson



He was educated at University college School and Uppingham School. He later went to St. John's Wood School of Art, which specialised in academic training which concentrated on drawing. In 1908, he enrolled at the Slade School of Art, where he studied alongside Mark Gertler, Paul Nash, Ben Nicolson and Stanley Spencer.


Nevinson went to war in August 1914, signing up in 1915 with the Army Medical Corps at the Third London General Hospital in Wandsworth. He was the first artist to realistically depict what was happening at the Western front in the early years of the war. His first one-man exhibition held at the Leicester Galleries in 1916 caused a stir because of his realistic depictions of war. These early works are still considered his best.

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