Sunday, February 18, 2007

How Fantastic Is This? The artist's son visited Gunz Up a couple of days ago.

Check out his father's art posted on Dec. 14, 2006.

Go to the archives of Dec. 10

Below is the posting Mr. Draper left a comment on 2 or 3 days ago. There are about 6 postings grouped together with his father's art work as a combat artist. Gunz Up will check out more of this man's work in the future.

So the Hunt and Find Photos of the Day are there!!

Goodnight kids, I'm beat. I'll be around to visit tomorrow night and Karen I haven't forgotten that story!


"H" Hour off Bougainville--Marines of the First Wave Swarm into Landing Boats

Down cargo nets they clamber from the deck of the motionless transport. Coxswains and engineer, bowmen and sternmen, take their stations. Soon the craft will shove off, to circle astern and await the moment of invasion. These official U.S. Navy paintings are the work of Lieut. William F. Draper, USNR, whose series on the Aleutian Islands appeared in the August, 1943, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. The canvases depict the American occupation of Bougainville, in the Solomons, on November 1, 1943, and scenes at the United States military base on New Caledonia. They will become a part of the Navy's historical records of the war.
Copyright National Geographical Society. Published April 1944.
Oil Painting by Lieut. William F. Draper, USNR
And much thanks to my sister, Lisa, for giving me these magazines!
posted by De'on Miller @ 4:47 AM 2 comments links to this post

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous said...
These were my father's paintings. I wish he had talked about them more, but I suppose he didn't really want to remember those times in too much detail. He usually told us the funny stories about being a combat artist.He did describe having to paint from icy holes in Alaska
At 9:39 PM, De'on Miller said...
How fantastic! Well what a great father you have. He's still your father.Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving this comment. It means a lot to me.

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