Square One Gallery
Square One Gallery is a new art venue introducing a dexterity of art that is internationally recognized. Square One is rapidly gaining a reputation as the gallery in London that serves artists, their clients and the public alike.
The gallery not only provides space to exhibit fine art but also provides a platform to encourage international dialogue and cultural exchanges between artists and academics within the arts, worldwide. Square One exposes its’ clientele to a diversity of high quality British and International artists.
Square One is honoured to be opening the autumn exhibition with James Boswell’s work.
The exhibition will reflect the remarkable journey James Boswell made during his life time as an artist and the legacy he has left for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13th September 2006, and will feature a wide variety of his work
In November 2006 Ruth Boswell will be launching and signing a book she has edited and published: ‘James Boswell. Unofficial War Artist’ (The Muswell Press). It features drawings and paintings taken from the archives of Tate Britain, The British Museum and The Imperial War Museum. The text is by William Feaver.
These works have rarely been seen by the public and form a unique record of the soldier’s life in World War 2. They are of current interest, as Boswell was stationed in Iraq during 1942 and 1943, where he drew extensively. An important feature of the book is a set of anti-war satirical drawings done during his Iraq period, of which Richard Cork has written:
’I know of no parallel in English art for Boswell’s ability, as a man who paradoxically spent all his army service away from the front line, to expose and denigrate the senseless waste of a conflict which ‘official’ war artists approached with such muted emotions.’
Site design: Ralph Kinnear 2006
Square One Gallery Exhibition