1963 Print Howard Brodie Art World War II Post Lookout U. S. Soldier Dead Cow

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This is an original 1963 halftone print of a soldier peering out a post lookout with his gun at the ready during World War II. At his feet lay a dead and bloated cow, which didn't smell in the cold weather. Brodie asked the GI to hold his pose, but he was nervous he would get shot at through the crack in the farm building, as he could sometimes see the enemy moving.

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. He never carried a weapon during this time, but was found 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. After the war, he became a courtroom artist and covered several famous trials, including that of Charles Manson, General Westmoreland, Patty Hearst and the Chicago Seven. He remained a war artist during the Korean, French Indochina and Vietnam wars, and established himself as one of the top news artists by capturing emotions with his fluid lines and attention to detail.

CONDITION

This 48+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 14.25 inches; 27 x 36 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 Brodie, Howard. Artist signature in print - bottom center of image.

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