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1943 Print World War II Julio De Diego Battle Bombs Machine Cemetery Cross FZ7

1943 Print World War II Julio De Diego Battle Bombs Machine Cemetery Cross FZ7

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This is an original 1943 color print depicting the terrors of war. Shown are two armies shooting at one another while bombs pop in the distance, and a church cemetery awaits the newly dead. De Diego described the nightmares of war in an abstract, but understandable fashion, and depicted the harsh realities of wartime with his explicit symbolism.


This 68+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 7 inches; 23 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 De Diego, Julio.

Julio de Diego

Julio de Diego (1900-1979) was born in Madrid, Spain, and began pursuing art at the age of fifteen. De DiegoÕs father was not particularly supportive of the idea, and destroyed all of JulioÕs paintings. After this, Julio left home for good, and became a scene painter for various Madrid theatres. During this time, he worked as an extra for the Ballet Russe performance of ÓPetrouchka,Ó and served with the Spanish army for two years. In 1926, he immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, and designed magazine covers and fashion illustrations, after perhaps being inspired by the vivid costumes of the Ballet Russe. De Diego also designed two chapels in St. GregoryÕs Church. De Diego painted in various mediums, including encaustic, gouache, oil, and tempera, and often created abstract figures and landscapes.

Keywords specific to this image: nightmare, bombings, wartime, war, military, militia, soldier, weapons, elephant

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