Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fletcher Martin: The Art of War

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


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

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

  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

  4. Wow this is great! Thanks!

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

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

  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

  8. Anonymous7:49 AM

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

  9. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Hello everyone, was interesting to read your article. Usually i'm reading New York Times , but now i will read you too! (

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