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T. E. Lawrence (1888–1935)
© courtesy of the family of the artist. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

T. E. Lawrence (1888–1935) 1926

Eric Henri Kennington (1888–1960)

National Portrait Gallery, London

(b Liverpool, 12 Mar. 1888; d Reading, 13 Apr. 1960). British painter, sculptor, and draughtsman. He was an Official War Artist in the First and Second World Wars and is best known for his paintings and drawings of the daily life of ordinary soldiers and airmen. Between the wars he worked mainly as a portraitist but also did book illustrations, including those for T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926).

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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