ART25076

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ID number ART25076
Title Survivors from Thailand
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made c 1944
Medium brush and brown ink and wash heightened with white, over pencil on paper
Measurement 662 mm (H) x 510 mm (L) x 41 mm (D)

Description

Drawing of men returned from Burma-Thailand railway. Griffin originally volunteered to go to the railway, thinking conditions might be better. He gave up his spot for another man and remained in Changi for his entire captivity. Griffin was appalled by the condition the men returned in from the railway. He sought to make records of events and conditions that occurred on the railway from survivor testimony.