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Exhibition – John Ludgate: Art and the First World War

11 August 2014 - 30 September 2014

My father, John Henry Francis Ludgate who was a soldier in the 1st World War and was severely wounded in the horrific battle of the Somme in 1916.

An exhibition in my gallery, Ludgate Fine Art in Chagford on Dartmoor will tell how his experiences in the war affected his intended career as an Art Teacher and how, despite his terrible injury, he managed to create some beautiful fine etchings and go on to help many other disabled veterans of both World Wars.

There will be on display a collection of memorabilia from the war including his uniform together with a wonderful collection of some of his Drypoint etchings, some of which will be for sale and I intend donating a percentage of any sales to an ex soldiers charity.

Although my father was not from Devon he retired here and lived many happy years in Sidmouth.

Click here to learn more about John Henry Francis Ludgate

Eleanor Ludgate, Ludgate Fine Arts


11 August 2014
30 September 2014


Eleanor Ludgate
01647 433287


Ludgate Fine Art Gallery
20 The Square
Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8AB
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01647 433287