The Howard Brodie WWII Sketches

"War is Hell" in the famous words of  William Tecumseh Sherman.  

In this collection of prints of combat sketches from World War II and the Korean War, noted combat artist, Howard Brodie, captures both horrific and compassionate images of war in graphic detail.

Howard Brodie (1915-2010) was a renowned artist known for his combat sketches and courtroom scenes. Brodie enlisted in the Army in 1942, and recorded the end of the Guadalcanal campaign, as well as the Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns. Brodie’s prints were featured in Yank, the Army Weekly magazine, which made him a popular wartime sketch artist. He never carried a weapon during the war, but found himself under fire on various occasions, where he dropped his sketchpad and worked as a medic; for this, he was awarded the Bronze Star of Valor.

By capturing emotions on the field with fluid lines and attention to detail, Brodie's work is honest and at times, harrowing, but this honesty established him as one of the top news artists of his time. He remained a war artist during the Korean, French Indochina and Vietnam wars.

Back home, Brodie worked as a courtroom artist and covered several famous trials, including Charles Manson, General Westmoreland, Patty Hearst, and the Chicago Seven.