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Line and Form

“Drawing: the arrangement of the lines which determine form.” Oxford English Dictionary

Drawing by General Sir Richard O'Connor, 1943Drawing by General Sir Richard O'Connor, 1943Drawing is crucial to the artist, indeed the skill of draughtsmanship has formed the basis of artistic education for centuries.

However, drawing is not only the preserve of the professional.

Scientists, scholars, travellers, designers, physicians, military officers, administrators and the ordinary individual all use drawing as a fundamental method of communication – a tool which can be utilised to convey information, capture ideas, preserve memories, idle away time, depict likeness, express humour and illustrate text.

The images in this exhibition are taken from the wide range of material held in the King’s College London Archive and Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.

PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition originally ran from December 2006 – February 2007 in the foyer of the King’s building, King’s College London, and is now available to view as an online exhibition only.

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