Underground Regulars

Edmond KAPP: artist

Not On Display

About the work

In 1940 Edmond Kapp was commissioned by the War Artists Scheme to produce a series of images on the subject of air raids, intended in part to demonstrate how civilian Britain was coping with the Blitz. Entitled ‘Life under London’, many of the resulting works depicted Londoners sheltering from the relentless German bombing that devastated much of the city. However Kapp did not show people distressed by
the events occuring above them, instead there is a pervading sense of the normal patterns of life continuing regardless of the changed surroundings.
Underground Regulars
Artist/Maker and role
Edmond KAPP: artist
pen and crayon
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Gift of the British Government, 1948
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the drawings in our collection.