trench art

trench art group

Western Front - Eastern Promises
A New Chinese Labour Corp Trench Art Exhibition
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London opens on 1st October 2020

Welcome to the UK Trench Art Site

Trench art has been defined as:

“Any item made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians, from war material directly, or any other material, as long as it and they are associated temporally and/or spatially with armed conflict or its consequences”

In simpler terms, if a particular conflict hadn’t happened, this piece of art would not have been created.

I have been collecting trench art, mainly Great War period, for fifteen years.  This re-vamped website has a brief history of the development of trench art along with a catalogue of types of trench art but, uniquely, holds a catalogue of signed pieces - a catalogue of 'trench art artists'.

Initially this catalogue of artists will be from my collection, but any collectors out there with signed pieces, please get in touch so I can add them to my list.


© Please note all photographs on this website are my (or other collectors') copyright.  Please contact me if you wish to use any of them elsewhere.