Art from the Trenches: America's Uniformed Artists in World War I (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

By: Alfred Emile Cornebise

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Since ancient times, wars have inspired artists and their patrons to commemorate victories. When the United States finally entered World War I, American artists and illustrators were commissioned to paint and draw it. These artists' commissions, however, were as captains for their patron: the US Army.

The eight men--William J. Aylward, Walter J. Duncan, Harvey T. Dunn, George M. Harding, Wallace Morgan, Ernest C. Peixotto, J. Andre Smith, and Harry E. Townsent--arrived in France early in 1918 with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF).

Alfred Emile Cornebise presents here the first comprehensive account of the US Army art program in World War I. The AEF artists saw their role as one of preserving images of the entire aspect of American involvement in a way that photography could not.

Title:: Art from the Trenches: America's Uniformed Artists in World War I (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

Author:: Alfred Emile Cornebise

Categories: American,

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: September 2014

ISBN Number:: 1623492025

ISBN Number: 13: 9781623492021

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 145646