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Author Reep, Edward, 1918-

Title A combat artist in World War II / Edward Reep
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1987]
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; 1. Before the War; 2. Official War Artist; 3. The Voyage; 4. North Africa; 5. The Art Program Is Saved; 6. The Artists; 7. Painting Begins in Earnest; 8. The Anzio Beachhead; 9. Rome, Rest, and the Arno; 10. The Gothic Line; 11. The Enemy Is Routed; 12. Milan, Mussolini, and Victory; 13. Peace at Last; Epilogue; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Many artists have fought in wars, and renowned painters have recorded heroic scenes of great battles, but those works were usually done long after the battles were waged. Artists have also been commissioned to visit, briefly, war-torn areas and make notes of the devastation and horror. Yet few artists who were members of any armed services have drawn or painted daily while they fought alongside their comrades. Edward Reep, as an official combat artist in World War II, painted and sketched while the battles of the Italian campaign raged around him. He was shelled, mortared, and strafed. At Monte
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Subject Reep, Edward, 1918-
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Art.
Personal narratives
Pictorial works.
Personal narratives.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813164443 (electronic bk.)
9780813164441 (electronic bk.)