Happy Birthday Isaac Rosenberg!! Born in England, 1890, Isaac Rosenberg was a war poet (WWI) and visual artist. He began studying engraving in earnest when he quit school at age 14 to apprentice. He was considered by most to be the greatest war poet of all time, authoring Poems from the Trenches. Although against the war, poverty moved him to enlist in the army and sadly he was shot and killed at the young age of 28. He left behind several self portraits, one of which (from 1915) I am including today.