Camouflage

“Camouflage can be thought of as visual warfare.”

Julian Otto Trevelyan was a surrealist painter who contributed his skills to the art of making and teaching camouflage during World War II. In addition to Trevelyan, many other artists, scientific illustrators, theatrical designers and sound engineers lent their skills to the creation of visual and aural illusions in order to deceive the enemy.

Abbott H.
Thayer

Edward Wadsworth

Hugh
Cott

Jasper
Maskelyne

Jo
Mielziner

Julian
Trevelyan

Norman
Wilkinson

Roland
Penrose

The Ghost Army

Victorine
Foot