1918

I have been fascinated with WWI and it’s dreadful continuing aftermath ever since my grandfather gave me the diary he kept through the year of 1918. I see WWI and WW2 as one conflict interrupted by a brief intermission.  I don’t think it has ended yet – most wars of the 20th C and nearly every current conflict on the planet can be traced back to the Treaty of Versailles.

These themes emerge in different ways in many of my paintings, sometimes more obviously than others, but they are often present.

Compiegne, mixed media on paper, 24″ x 36″, 1989. Private Collection – if I knew where it was, I’d buy it back.

AK47, mixed media on paper, 17″ x 39″, 1989

Damascus, mixed media on paper, 40″ x 25″, 1989. Private collection

The Assassin, mixed media on paper, 40″ x 25″, 1989

The Hall of Mirrors, mixed media on paper, 38″ x 25″, 1989

Putting On The Ritz, mixed media on paper, 24″ x 24″, 1989, Private collection

Woodrow Wilson at Versailles, oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″, 1991. Private collection (From an old 35mm transparency)

Study for Woodrow Wilson at Versailles, oil on paper, 10″ x 13″ 1990

Study for Woodrow Wilson, Xerox, 8.5″ x 11″, 1990

Versailles (after Atget), mixed media on paper, 40″ x 25″, 1989

Yalta, mixed media on board, 12″ x 16″, 1991, Private collection

East, mixed media on paper, 16″ x 20″, 1989

Kaiser Wilhelm, xerox collage, 9″ x 9″, 1988

Hitler Dances, xerox collage, 10″ x 4″, 1988

My Grandfather’s Diary, acrylic on window screen, 44″ x 36″, 1989. Private collection

Forty-Eight. mixed media on paper, 25″ x 40″ 1989