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1963 Print Howard Brodie Korean War Art US Marines Mine Watch Deck USS Bayfield

1963 Print Howard Brodie Korean War Art US Marines Mine Watch Deck USS Bayfield

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This is an original 1963 halftone print of Marines searching for mines on the trip from Inchon to Wonsan, Korea, during the Korean War, onboard the U. S. S. Bayfield. The ship earned four battle stars for her work in the Korean War, on top of the four stars already earned for her service in World War II. She would receive two more during the Vietnam War. Brodie wrote on the situation, "On deck, I watched Marines stand mine watch. There were so many mines around Wonsan that the U. S. S. Bayfield could not land for days. The transport maneuvered up and down the coast until the harbor was cleared. We called the operation 'yo-yo'."

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.


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 14.25 x 10.5 inches; 36 x 27 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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