Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis



Thesis Type

College of Arts and Science Honors, Honors College

First Advisor

Paul Deslandes

Second Advisor

Sean Stilwell

Third Advisor

Margaret McDevitt


Historiography, Primary Sources, Illustration, WWI


This creative thesis examined the historiography of WWI, as well as verbal and visual primary sources from the period, in order to create an essay and series of artworks about the period. I decided to create the artwork using illustrative techniques such as pen and ink, water-soluble graphite, and watercolor. I first investigated the history of the period for information on themes such as class, gender, and religion, and then translated those themes into pictorial representations, taking influence from the artists of the WWI era.

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