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Pastel drawing of a soldier reading a letter

Object | Accession Number: 2015.609.6

Pastel drawing on paper by Harold Lehman depicting a soldier holding a letter in both hands. Large script covers the entire image suggesting the soldier is dictating a letter home. An award winning painter, muralist and sculptor, Harold Lehman was known for making political statements with his artwork. He was born and raised in New York City, but moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, attending the Otis Art Institute. While in L.A. he worked with Phil Guston, Jackson Pollock, D.A. Siqueiros, and Manuel Tolegain. In 1941, Harold moved back to New York and continued his career, working with the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and the Federal Art Project, both New Deal programs to employ artists. He also worked with the Treasury department and Abbott Laboratories to create War Bond advertisements, pro-American propaganda, and anti-fascist pieces.

Date
after 1939 September 01  (creation)
Geography
creation : Woodstock (N.Y.)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Pastel drawing (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Pastel Drawing.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lisa Lehman Trager
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Record last modified: 2018-06-20 16:34:22
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