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World War II in American art

Author: Robert Henkes
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the attack on Pearl Harbor, through the bitter years of combat, to V-E Day and V-J Day, the events of World War II inspired American artists. Working in many styles and media, they sought to capture the emotions of both the battlefield and the home front. Many of the artists were hired by the WPA to record the war years for posterity." "Here is a collection of more than 100 works by United States artists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henkes
ISBN: 0786409851 9780786409853
OCLC Number: 46935936
Description: 157 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Edward Reep --
Acts of War --
The Wounded --
The Survivors --
Prisoners of War --
The Ruins of War --
The Dead --
The Workers of War --
The Homefront --
The War and Religion --
Recreation --
Victory --
War and Symbolism.
Other Titles: World War 2 in American art
World War Two in American art
Responsibility: by Robert Henkes ; foreword by Edward Reep.

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This volume presents a portrayal of World War II and its aftermath as expressed by American artists such as Benton Spruance, Raphael Soyer, William Sharp and Charles Quest. The artists often based  Read more...

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"analyzes the works of artists who experienced the intensity and emotion of the war firsthand, both in battle and on the homefront"--C&RL News

 
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