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Pastel with a stylized image of Adolf Hitler encouraging Americans to buy war bonds

Object | Accession Number: 2015.609.7

Colorful pastel drawing on paper by Harold Lehman featuring an abstract caricature of Hitler with a disproportionately large head. The drawing is a study for a war bond advertisement poster and conveys that buying war bonds will antagonize Hitler. 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.

Title
He Doesn’t Like It: Buy War Bonds!
Date
1942-1943  (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: 2018-06-07 11:15:28
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