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Soldier Artists and the Vietnam War | James Pollock

James R. Pollock painting, 1967
James R. Pollock, 1967

Event Details

From August of 1966 to January of 1970, the U.S. Army sent teams of artists with sketchbooks and paint brushes into Vietnam as part of the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program. South Dakota artist, James Pollock was one of 46 artists that participated in the program. Pollock provides a historical overview of the Vietnam soldier art program, along with examples of his art and that of the other 45 soldier artists. This presentation was prepared for, and first given, at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2003. Original art for images discussed in the presentation are in the permanent U.S. Army Art Collection at CT, Belvoir, VA.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm South Dakota Art Museum

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