Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Salon: Veteran's Day

Artist: J.C. Leyendecker 1918

Artist: Norman Rockwell 1919

Artist: J.C. Leyendecker 1918

Artist: Ski Weld 1941

Artist: Norman Rockwell

Artist: Norman Rockwell

Artist: Thomas Hart Benton

Tuskegee Airmen - no artist attribution

Artist: Dame Laura Knight

Artist: N.C. Wyeth

Artist: McClelland Barclay - killed in action in 1942

Artist: McClelland Barclay

Artist: McClelland Barclay

Artist: McClelland Barclay

 Artist: John Falter

  Artist: Mead Schaffer

Artist: Frank E. Schoonover

Artist: Frank. E. Schoonover

My gallery today is in honor of the many brave men and women whose sacrifices, past and present, continue to keep our country safe. Happy Veterans Day to all.


  1. Dear Yvette - Years ago I visited a museum in Brandywine, Pennsylvania that displayed the works of N. C. Wyeth. I was so surprised to see that most of his book illustrations (like for Treasure Island) were huge. I'm guessing that the N. C. Wyeth in this posting is about five feet high.

  2. Yes, he worked large, Mark. Well, he was a large personality. :)

    I have his biography here waiting to be read for when I'm in a non-fiction mood. He had a very wonderful life though he seems to have been unfulfilled in his artistic ambitions. He wanted to be a 'serious' painter instead of 'just' an illustrator. He never really realized how great his illustration paintings were.

    He also died a horribly tragic death.

    I'd love to see his work up close and personal. Maybe someday I will.

  3. I love the Rockwell picture of the soldier feeding the little girl - it is one of my favourites.

    Daughter and I watched the Remembrance Day service, live from the Cenotaph in London, yesterday. For the first time, there was no-one representing the 1914-18 conflict, as our oldest soldier from WW1 had died since last year's act of remembrance. End of an era - but we will still remember them.

    This year it was heartbreaking to see so many young widows in the parade, wearing their husbands' medals - mainly the legacy of Afghanistan, sadly.

  4. Sad day in so many respects, Sue. I too miss the appearance of WWI vets, all gone now. When I was a kid there were regular yearly parades in which many veterans - including some from WWI - took part.

    Those from WWII are quickly dying off now too.


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