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Celebrating Illustration, Design, Cartoon and Comic Art of the Mid-20th Century

Fletcher Martin: The Art of War

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In June 2007 I spent a week showcasing the work and career of Fletcher Martin. Among the biographical details we covered was a brief passage about Martin's experience as an artist-correspondent on assignment for Life magazine during W.W. II. I mentioned in passing that his December 1943 cover and 13-page article for Life brought him national recognition. Earlier this year I acquired that issue of Life. On this Remembrance Day (Veteran's Day in the U.S.) I'm pleased to present to you all of the Fletcher Martin material from that issue.




















* If You never saw my previous posts on this remarkable artist, you can read them at these links:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part5

* Fletcher Martin's work is represented by The Fletcher Gallery

* My Fletcher Martin Flickr set

8 comments

  1. A fitting post for this day, Leif- thank you.

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  2. What an interesting style - very muralistic. Like Benton meeting DeChirico. Thank you for sharing this, Leif.

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  3. Great posting Leif. If you would like to see the study drawing for the December 27, 1943 cover of Life, it was a recent gift to the Norman Rockwell Museum collections and is currently hanging in a gallery called "Curator's Choice: Selections from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collections."

    Thanks, Joyce K. Schiller
    Curator, Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies
    Norman Rockwell Museum

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  4. Wow this is great! Thanks!

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  5. The drawings presented are very fine and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

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  6. Thanks for post. It’s really informative stuff.

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  7. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work

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  8. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Thanks for the post. ...and my good luck for reading it so close to our Anzac Day.
    Annie from Oz.

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