The Dixon will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with a selection of Jean-Louis Forain’s striking press illustrations of the Great War. With more than 200 war cartoons published in weekly and daily newspapers, Forain became the spokesman for the common soldier on the Western Front and the main theatre of war approximately located between the Marne and the Rhine rivers. From the Marne to the Rhine: Jean-Louis Forain in World War I will delve into the events of a war that changed the world.
Image description: Jean-Louis Forain, ‘En Tirailleurs’, 13 March 1915. Lithographs on paper; Collection of Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Gift of John and Lynn Murray in honor of William and Mary Murray.
This event will run October 13 to January 6 at Dixon Gallery and Gardens.