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GRIFFIN, V. Murray.

[SINGAPORE]. Exhibition of paintings and drawings by V. Murray Griffin, Official War Artist.

$75.00 AUD

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While a prisoner-of-war in the Changi Area, Singapore, 1942 – 45.  Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1946-47. Quarto, printed wrappers (tape mark upper wrapper), 28 pp, colour frontispiece, black and white plates, catalogue. Griffin’s story was remarkable. As Official War Artist and sent to the front line, he was captured by the Japanese and imprisoned in Changi. Without paints he ground his own, and painted on door wood and prison records, even holding several exhibitions in the camp, Japanese guards admiring his work. When raids for wirelesses were undertaken, Griffin hid his paintings by burying and bricking them into recesses of buildings.