Thursday 9 July 2020

War Art

Taking inspiration from the War Artists Advisor Committee commissioned portrait of Charity Bick. At just 14 years old, Charity lied about her age so she could become a volunteer dispatch rider during the Blitz. Despite lying about her age, Charity became the youngest person to be awarded the George Medal for bravery. Watch the video below to hear about Charity's story.

Mission Brief

Mission Brief

Part of the Family Mission series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020. CBBC Presenter Ben Shires delivers your mission briefing.

Here's Ben's example!

A drawing of a dog produced for IWM's Family Mission

Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-ring, 1943, by Laura Knight
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2850)

Try our art quiz!

Take a close look at some special artworks and explore some of the amazing details they contain.

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Family Mission has been created with the generous support of Old Possum's Practical Trust