Joseph Lee - War Poet and Artist

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


    Matthew Jarron, Curator, University of Dundee Museum Services

    Ranked alongside Owen, Brooke and Sassoon, Joseph Lee was in his day regarded as one of Scotland’s finest First World War poets. Although his reputation has since been unfairly eclipsed, his poetry and war memoirs remain powerfully evocative. What makes Lee particularly remarkable is that he was also a highly skilled artist who illustrated his own books and, after the war, moved to London to study at the Slade.

    The University of Dundee holds over 250 of Lee’s drawings and paintings, many of which can be seen on the Art UK website, as well as unique archive material including diaries and letters. This online exhibition explores Lee’s life and work through a selection of his artwork.

    Artists featured in this Curation: Henry Young Alison (1889–1972) and Joseph Johnston Lee (1876–1949)
    Event titleJoseph Lee - War Poet and Artist
    Event typeExhibition
    LocationUnited KingdomShow on map