A Camouflaged Runaway

A Camouflaged Runaway
Cedric Kennedy
A Camouflaged Runaway

watercolour on paper
49.5 x 74.9cm
IWM ART LD 2758

Kennedy was best known as a landscape painter, but he was also a pilot, and this painting combines both passions as he explores the complex patterns of the camouflaged buildings and their relationship to the landscape. (The painting was a break from the despondent monochrome images Kennedy was making at the time.) The nation might be at war, but around the airfield, country life, with all the values so closely associated with British identity, continued.