George Courtney Benson
(1886 - 1960)
George Courtney Benson was active/lived in Australia, England. George Benson is known for landscape painting, newspaper cartoons, war artist.
Biography George Courtney Benson
George Courtney Benson began documenting the First World War well before he was commissioned as an official artist in April 1918. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in September 1914 with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. Soon after, Benson embarked for service with the advance guard; he was one of the first enlisted Australian artists to reach the Dardanelles. Prior to the Allied landing at Gallipoli, Benson made sketches from the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. His panoramic* drawings included Turkish trenches and strategic features of the terrain.?
Benson's artistic pursuits began in Melbourne at the National Gallery School in 1903, studying under such luminaries as Bernard Hall and Fredrick McCubbin. He subseq
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