War memorial The Response

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Image size: 700.00 x 1000.00 mm

A Painting of  “The Response” is a very moving World War One Grade II memorial commissioned by Sir George Renwick, a local ship owner who gave the memorial to the city to commemorate the raising of the World War I Commercial Battalions of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce and also to celebrate the safe return of his five sons from the Great War.

The more personal aspect of my painting of “The Response” is the group of figures on the right. I’ve painted myself, my daughter Louise and her children Ewan and Anya.

The last soldier behind Louise is my Great Grandfather Thomas Reed who served in the conflict. He was shot in the chest but miraculously survived the Great War.

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War Memorial The Response, War Paintings | War Memorial Paintings – Alan Reed

Painting of The Response

A Painting of  “The Response” is a very moving World War One Grade II memorial commissioned by Sir George Renwick, a local ship owner who gave the memorial to the city to commemorate the raising of the World War I Commercial Battalions of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce and also to celebrate the safe return of his five sons from the Great War.

Every so often I decide to paint a subject which is different to my usual repertoire. Sometimes it can be very personal. “The Response” is a recent painting that has a number of meanings but rather than me explain them all in this post, I’ve decided to leave the viewer to have their own thoughts for now.

A Personal Story

The more personal aspect of my war memorial painting of “The Response” is the group of figures on the right. I’ve painted myself, my daughter Louise and her children Ewan and Anya.

The last soldier behind Louise is my Great Grandfather Thomas Reed who served in the conflict. He used to carve ships figureheads for a living and was a gifted draughtsman. Although he was shot in the chest but miraculously survived the Great War. Read more about this incredible painting and the artist Alan Reed on his Painting Blog.

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North East War Memorials

The Great War caused great upheaval and lasted too long. Too many men were killed or maimed. Women had taken men’s jobs and their contribution to the war effort helped them to win the vote.

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Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 1000.00 × 700.00 cm

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