Rodney Forbes – ‘The war that never went away’

In News August 20, 2022

Image above: Rodney Forbes  The war that never went away  2022  oil on canvas  35 x 71 cm

We are delighted to have this lovely new painting, The war that never went away, by Rodney Forbes in our Stock Rooms.

When a big war ends, it spawns a whole litter of new wars. The Cold War sat on my generation as we grew up like a giant threatening toad and it’s descendants loom over our grandchildren now. In his retirement speech, President Eisenhower (who knew well the awfulness of war) warned that the economic addiction to the military industry that we developed during World War 2 would be hard to break. Wish us luck. – Rodney Forbes, 2022

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