People in Underground, World War II

1944
(British, 1904–1983)
Image: 34.3 x 28.6 cm (13 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.); Mounted: 63.5 x 53.3 cm (25 x 21 in.)
Location: not on view
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When German aircraft bombed London in World War II, subway stations were used as shelters.

Description

During World War II, the British Ministry of Information commissioned BillBrandt and Henry Moore to depict the stoicism of the British people in the face of German bombings. Both artists chose to represent people sleeping in the Tube stations during the air raids. Brandt’s photographs and Moore’s drawings share an eerie resemblance. Compare the two by looking up Moore’s In the Shelters, 1941 (1972.234).
People in Underground, World War II

People in Underground, World War II

1944

Bill Brandt

(British, 1904–1983)
England

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