Arts Everyday Living: In Honor of Memorial Day–Self Portrait of a Fallen World War II Artist

Rex Whistler, Self Portrait in Welsh Guard Uniform, 1940, oil on canvas, National Army Museum, London, UK

British artist Rex Whistler (1905-1944) was a versatile figure in the art world as a painter, designer, and illustrator.  Throughout his career, he produced several self-portraits including his depiction of himself as a member of the Welsh Guard during World War II.  Whistler was trained as a tank commander, tragically killed in action in Normandy on July,18, 1944.

Rex Whistler, Self-Portrait, 1934, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

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