War photos are focus of new Krannert exhibit

War photos are focus of new Krannert exhibit

Krannert Art Museum will be taking a hard look at war starting Friday.

"After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars" runs through Dec. 23 at the museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Find out what else is going on at Krannert this year Thursday at 4:20 on WDWS.

Curator Kathryn Koca Polite writes that "After the Front Line" presents works by artists from World War I and World War II.

The exhibition shows "how military conflict can profoundly influence one's artistic practice, as well as how it can alter artists' world views and attitudes toward society."

The exhibition includes works by European and American artists, including Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Leon Golub, George Grosz, Jack Levine, Ellsworth Kelly, Henry Moore and Jacques Villon.

It is meant to complement other exhibitions, "La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I," which shows propaganda posters and about 4,500 photographs from World War I, and Goya's "Los Desastres de la Guerra."

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