Australian War Memorial - Shared Experience: Art and War
Eric Thake (1904–1982)
Thake studied at the National Gallery Art School in 1921 and with George Bell between 1925 and 1928. He was an admirer of the modernist British artists Edward Wadsworth, Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious. He enlisted in the RAAF in 1943 and was appointed an official war artist by the RAAF Historical Unit in 1945. A dedicated modernist, his work is surrealist and whimsical.