Portraits of D-Day Veterans
This exhibition, from the Royal Collection, features twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of the remarkable men who played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Few servicemen from D-Day remain though their legacy has been captured in the portraits on display here. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Paul Benney, Clara Drummond, Catherine Goodman, Eileen Hogan, Peter Kuhfeld, James Lloyd, Ishbel Myerscough, Carl Randall, Antony Williams, Stuart Pearson Wright, Jonathan Yeo and, Martin Yeoman. All are previous students from the Royal Drawing School, one of the Prince's charities.
Also on display is work by local portrait artist Karl Rudziak (including his portrait of local veteran John Jenkins, on loan from Portsmouth FC), Veteran portrait photographs by contemporary photographer Stuart Wood, and objects & archive material from the museum's permanent collection.
The catalogue Last of the Tide accompanies the exhibition and is on sale at both Portsmouth Museum and D-Day Story.
Open Tuesday - Sunday (and Bank Holiday Monday).
Original work: © Antony Williams. Photograph: Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved www.rct.uk.
Associated events (all are at Portsmouth Museum)
13 June, Lunchtime talk by Andrew Whitmarsh, who will discuss D-Day
10 July, Lunchtime talk by Susan Ward, who discuss the theme of portraits and their significance, 1-2pm
18 July, Evening Q&A with artist Karl Rudziak, 6-8pm
Photography will not be permitted in the exhibition.
- 01, Jun 2019 till 01, Sep 2019
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