The Art of War: New Zealand War Artists in the Field, 1939-1945

Author(s): Jenny Haworth

NZ Art

In the first book of its kind, author Jenny Haworth shows World War II through the eyes of five of New Zealand's commissioned war artists - Peter McIntyre, Austen Deans, Russell Clark, Allan Barns-Graham and John McIndoe. Stationed to the areas where New Zealand soldiers were fighting in the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific and Europe, these five men saw it as their duty to depict the war in line with the government's attempt to reassure those at home. Beautifully illustrated throughout with large full-colour reproductions of each artist's work, as well as numerous drawings and photos.


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Jenny Haworth is a freelance journalist and novelist specialising in New Zealand’s heritage. She has published two novels: Hobsons’ Chance which tells the story of New Zealand in the 1830s and 1840s and Lost Souls, the story of the New Zealanders in the Boer War. The Art of War is her first major work of non-ficiton. She is currently working on her third novel on a New Zealand artist in Europe at the end of World War I. She has an MA in history and has taught both history and various forms of creative writing and journalism.

General Fields

  • : 9780958292306
  • : Wily Publications
  • : Wily Publications
  • : January 2008
  • : 248mm X 248mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jenny Haworth
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprinted edition
  • : 704.949940541293
  • : 224
  • : colour illustrations