Art of the American Soldier

More than 15,000 paintings and sketches created by over 1,300 American soldiers in the line of duty have been in curatorial storage in Washington, D.C. for decades, seldom made available for public viewing. Art of the American Soldier will bring these powerful works of art into the spotlight at the National Constitution Center from September 24, 2010 through January 10, 2011. The exhibition, featuring a never before-seen collection, was created by the Center in partnership with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the National Museum of the United States Army.

Check out a few pieces of the artwork below.

Attack at Twilight
Roger Blum, Vietnam, 1966

Combat Artist at Work
Paul Rickert, Vietnam, 1966

Landing Zone
John Wehrle, Vietnam, 1966

That 2,000 Yard Stare
Tom Lea, WWII, 1944

To view the online gallery and learn more about the exhibition visit the National Constitution Center‘s website.

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