The destruction of cultural monuments and the huge toll in human life during the First World War (1914-1918) elicited responses from artists across Europe and Canada. With brandished sword, Hébert's figure aggressively strikes with brutal force. It is war itself in all its indiscriminate ferocity.
35.8 x 24.3 x 40.7 cm
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts diploma work, deposited by the artist, Montreal, 1923