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The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire commissioned this print in “Memory of the men and women of the Empire who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.” The artist, C.R.W. Nevinson, was one of the most famous war artists during World War I. At the beginning of the war he joined the Friends Ambulance Unit, but he was forced to return to England due to his ill health; he continued to work on a series of powerful paintings about the war, many showing the strong influence of the Futurist movement. Paths to Glory is perhaps one of his best-known
pieces of war related art. He was later commissioned as an official war artist by the British government.