1945 Print Fredenthal Nude Women Military Uniform Laundry New Guinea Art FZ7

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This is an original 1945 color print of Kiriwina women washing G. I. uniforms during World War II. Kiriwina is the largest of the Trobriand Islands, located off the eastern coast of New Guinea. New Guinea has nearly a thousand different tribal groups, and almost an equivalent number of different languages; because of this, it is considered to be the most linguistically diverse region in the entire world. However, on Kiriwina, the most prevalent language is that of Killivila, or Kiriwina.

CONDITION

This 66+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 7.25 inches; 24 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Fredenthal, David. Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.

David Fredenthal

David Fredenthal (1914-1958) was a native of Detroit, Michigan, prior to relocating to New York, Michigan, California and, finally, Rome, Italy. He specialized in book illustrations, paintings and mosaics. His styles included abstract and modernism, and his works primarily centered on American scenes, animals, genre, figures, coastal, cityscapes, architecture, New York City views, urban scenes, still life, and marine subjects. Fredenthal also served as a military combat war artist. He was also commissioned by Life Magazine to serve as a featured artist for the publication. Fredenthal received his formal art education at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, as well as the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His works have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the 1939 New York WorldÕs Fair, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the National Academy of Design, the International Carnegie Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Washington, D. C. and more. Fredenthal was also affiliated with the California Water Color Society and the WPA Federal Arts Project, with which he created multiple murals, including one for the Heinz Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair. He also served as a War Artist Correspondent for both the Pacific and European theatres, as well as for LIFE magazine from 1943 to 1946.

Keywords specific to this image: breasts, war, wartime, warfare, G. I.

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