Munnings – The War Years

Captain Prince Antoine of Orleans and Braganza (detail). Painted by Alfred Munnings in 1918. Oil on canvas. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Canadian War Museum, 19710261-0446.

February 15 - July 19, 2020    |    Regular Exhibition

Renowned today as one of England’s finest painters of horses, Sir Alfred Munnings also created more than 40 works of art as part of the Canadian War Memorials Fund.

Commissioned in 1918 to record the activities of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Canadian Forestry Corps, Munnings produced landscapes, portraits, and many paintings featuring horses – all now part of the Canadian War Museum’s Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.

This exceptional exhibition reveals Munnings’ powerful legacy, making it possible to more clearly understand Canada’s First World War experience.

A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa, Canada), in partnership with the Munnings Art Museum (Dedham, UK) and generously supported by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

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