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This unfinished painting documents Allied preparations for D-Day in the War Room of the Portsmouth Army Base. It was commissioned while Freedman was working as an Official War Artist during the Second World War. Freedman was born in London’s East End to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. He attended evening classes at St Martin’s School of Art, followed by a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, where he studied under the painter Paul Nash, himself an Official War Artist during both wars.
oil on canvas
H 59 x W 90 cm
presented by the artist's son, Vincent Freedman, 2010