Wartime Posters — The Art of Persuasion

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National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
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Dates & Time:
6th April to 24th November 2019
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
£6. See nam.ac.uk

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This exhibition will explore the work of Abram Games during his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' in World War II.

Games's wartime posters were always direct, occasionally controversial, and have left a legacy that continues to influence visual designers today.

His work was inspired by the turbulent politics of the time and his own personal experiences as a soldier, and enabled him to use his talent to recruit, educate and influence both soldiers and civilians alike.

The exhibition offers a fascinating picture of a nation at war by examining the techniques he used to recruit new conscripts and encourage support for the war effort.

 

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