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1963 Print Howard Brodie World War II Medic Oliver Pythress Portrait GI Soldier

1963 Print Howard Brodie World War II Medic Oliver Pythress Portrait GI Soldier

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This is an original 1963 halftone print portrait of medic Oliver Poythress, who served during World War II. The caption writes, "Medic after attack-- scooped holes to protect wounded in 88 barrage-- stopped GI tossing grenade at supposed enemy into basement sheltering women and children after hearing baby cry..." Brodie drew another image of Poythress where he was running as a bomb dud landed behind him.

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 Mint / Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Mint / 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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