Nevinson, C.R.W. (1889-1946) - 1914-15 Returning to the Trenches (Nat. Gallery of Canada, Ottawa) Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson was an English painter. He is often referred to by his initials C. R. W. Nevinson. He was associated with the vorticists but is perhaps best seen as a futurist. He attended the Slade School of Art and was briefly associated with the Cumberland Market Group before being conscripted in World War I, during which he was appointed an official war artist.