1963 Print Howard Brodie Art Korean War Captain Forrest Walker Portrait Hill 233

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This is an original 1963 halftone print portrait of Captain Forrest Walker, who commanded the assault company on Hill 233. The caption writes, "I observed his calm control-- was told he usually said 23rd Psalm going into action."

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 +. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint +
  • 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 right of image.

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