The wartime artist has an unique opportunity to record history in a visual way. Art can be direct, powerful and at times even a weapon for change. The recording of war for history's sake and for propaganda is well documented. The emotion, drama and darkness of the battlefield is shown in the artist's work below.
Artists have always brought a perspective, the outsider view, with it truly revolutionary thoughts are brought into culture. Many of these works have stood as symbols for struggle and social change which the artist brought to the public attention.