World War II in American Art

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2001 - Art - 157 pages
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World War II in American Artpresents a portrayal of World War II and its aftermath as expressed by artists such as Benton Spruance, Raphael Soyer, William Sharp, and Charles Quest. The artists often based their paintings on personal experiences in battle or on the homefront, striving to capture the intensity and emotion of the war and its aftereffects. Arranged by subject matter, the book includes paintings of acts of war, the wounded, the survivors, the prisoners, the ruins, the dead, the workers, the homefront, religion, recreation, and victory. Included with the narrative are 105 photographs, (including 13 in color) and a foreword by Edward Reep, a war artistndash;correspondent who was the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Acts of War
3
The Wounded
23
The Survivors
31
Prisoners of War
59
The Ruins of War
67
The Dead
77
The Workers of War
85
The War and Religion
103
Recreation
115
Victory
125
War and Symbolism
135
Concluding Remarks
141
Notes
149
Bibliography
153
Index
155

The Homefront
91

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Robert is also the author of The Art of Black American women.

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