Ranked alongside Owen, Brooke and Sassoon, Joseph Lee was in his day regarded as one of Scotland’s finest First World War poets. Although his reputation has since been unfairly eclipsed, his poetry and war memoirs remain powerfully evocative. What makes Lee particularly remarkable is that he was also a highly skilled artist who illustrated his own books and, after the war, moved to London to study at the Slade.
The University of Dundee holds over 250 of Lee’s drawings and paintings as well as unique archive material including diaries and letters. An online exhibition on Art UK has been created by the University of Dundee Museum Curator Matthew Jarron to explore Lee’s life and work through a selection of his artwork – which you can access by following this link!