A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan included artworks dating from 1947 to 2008. The production of Canadian war art started in 1916 with the implementation of the Canadian War Memorials Fund which, by 1918, had produced over 800 works. These were subsequently shown in England, the United States, and Canada. The Second World War (1939-1945) brought another program, the Canadian War Records.
A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan was developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence, and has been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.