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In pictures: Women War Artists

Olive Mudie-Cooke, In an Ambulance: A VAD lighting a cigarette for a patient.

A major new exhibition focusing on work by women war artists, from World War I to the Kosovo conflict, opens at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, this week.

Flora Lion, Women's Canteen at Phoenix Works, Bradford, 1918

The exhibition includes work by several artists, including Flora Lion, whose Women's Canteen at Phoenix Works depicts the interior of a canteen in Bradford filled with female workers during World War I.

Dame Laura Knight, The Nuremberg Trial, 1946

Dame Laura Knight was appointed a "war correspondent" for a commission at the Nuremberg trials. She made charcoal studies of the main protagonists before producing an oil painting.

Dame Laura Knight, Ruby Loftus screwing a breech ring, 1943

Dame Laura was asked to paint Ruby Loftus at work in the Royal Ordnance Factory, in Newport, after the 21-year-old was identified as "an outstanding factory worker".

Frauke Eigen, Fundstücke Kosovo 2000 - Uhr (Watch)

Frauke Eigen photographed items owned by the victims of genocide unearthed from a mass grave in Kosovo in 2000.

Eleanor Erlund Hudson, Forces Canteen 1942

Eleanor Erlund Hudson drew soldiers at rest during World War II in her work Forces Canteen. The exhibition runs until 19 April.



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