War painter  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Before the advent of photography, war correspondents were draughtsman who also painted the scenes they saw. This practice was continued after the advent of photography by British painters John Lavery and William Orpen who were official war painters of the First World War.

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