An Evening With...
Christine Pittsley, A Comfortable Front: Harry Townsend and the Realities of War
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Harry Everett Townsend, Untitled (WWI Trench Sketch), ca. 1918, Graphite on paper, Gift of Mrs. Elaine Hanley
Join Christine Pittsley, Project Director for the Remembering WW
I Project at the Connecticut State Library, explor e the works featured in the Museum's featured exhibition Harry Everett Townsend: Illustrations of a War Artist. Townsend, one of eight official combat artists commissioned by the American Expeditionary Force, depicted the rigors of war and the advent of industrial combat; not only for posterity, but also to help garner support in the United States.
By examining the people, places, and events captured by Townsend, Pittsley will discuss the intersection of his art and the reality of trench warfare.
She will provide photographs, letters, and firsthand accounts from Connecticut soldiers , which will add further context to the narrative of World War I.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm