Thursday, 21 January 2021



John palliser 

Special Edition Comemorative The WW1 Painting 1914-1918”


Northern Echo

The Conceptual art and idea or symbolism  behind this work is far more important than the finished Painting. One way to understand why I had to create this painting you must firstly understand the levels of violence and slaughter that occurred in the Great War. The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War One, was over 37 million, there were over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history. Exact figures are still in dispute, because of different definitions used each category, the questionable accuracy of the recording system used and the loss or destruction of a number of official documents.  The paintings observer can return time and time again , each time finding something new, and taking away there own interpretation of what they see. This painting commemorates 100 years since The Great War WW1, respectfully portraying the acts of extreme bravery and  bloody obscenity of the War. The effect it had on modern times. symbolic in its approach


mel and kids at unvailing

Melanie, John Palliser and family



WW1 1914 -1918 Centenary Painting By John Palliser



 The Battle of The Somme commemorative Stone  Designed By John  Palliser

To mark this event a limited number of signed prints are available to purchase on line.
April 2014
 11 May 2014 British Heritage Art promoted the ww1 painting project to the people of Darlington at the Darlington Arts & Culture Festival.10th June 2014 Painting was finished.



ARCHIE JOSEPH BURY PALLISER 1915 SPTS/426 PRIVATE Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Great Britain

ARNOLD PALLISER 1916 15/696 PRIVATE Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) Great Britain

HARRY PALLISER 1918 306869 PRIVATE Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) Great Britain

JOHN ALFRED PALLISER 1918 60773 SERGT. Northumberland Fusiliers Great Britain

JOHN CHRISTOPHER PALLISER 1916 3393 PRIVATE Durham Light Infantry Great Britain

JOHN SYLVESTER PALLISER 1918 — MAJOR Alexandra Great Britain

JOHN SYLVESTER PALLISER 1918 — MAJOR Machine Gun Corps Great Britain

THOMAS PALLISER 1916 103404 SPR. Corps of Royal Engineers Great Britain

WILLIAM PALLISER 1917 40747 PRIVATE South Wales Borderers Great Britain

WILLIAM OWEN PALLISER 1918 30356 CPL. Alexandra Great Britain

How can I help
You can help by showing your support for this project and those brave men who fought in the Great War by regularly sharing this page on your social media.

Ex SPR Palliser John RE &  RMP 1976-1986


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cadet John Palliser on HMS PALLISER c1970