Nearly 100 years after the last shot was fired during WWI comes the first major exhibition devoted to exploring the impact of the war on American art. World War I and American Art, organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, includes approximately 160 works by some 80 artists.
Seen here: Portrait of Lieutenant Jean-Julien Lemordant, 1917 |
Susan Macdowell Eakins, (1851–1938), one of the foremost female artists of her time, poured herself into painting after the death of her husband, artist Thomas Eakins, in 1916. She made this portrait of Lemordant, a famous Breton painter who was left sightless after being struck in the forehead by a bullet at the Battle of Artois in 1915, when he came to the United States in 1917—still with bandages covering his wound— to lecture and receive the Howland Prize at Yale University.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts