Monthly Sketch Outing

Next Monthly Sketch Outing
Sunday, March 19
Hales Brewery & Pub
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

11:00 AM till 1:30 PM*
*note new time, Hales opens at 11 am

See Monthly Outing page for details.

Friday, November 4, 2011

WWII Sketches from the Front

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15560482

Intersting Video from the BBC news site

As World War II still raged in Europe, Joseph Farris arrived in France as a green US Army soldier from suburban Connecticut.

The young machine gunner slogged his way through France and Germany, carrying not only weapons and ammo but drawing pads, paints, and ink.

He sketched his experiences between battles, and just after returning home when the memories were still fresh.

Now his work comprises the book "A Soldier's Sketchbook" - Mr Farris' wartime memoir in pictures and letters.

Produced by the BBC's David Botti
Illustrations by Joseph Farris courtesy of the National Geographic Society from the book A Soldier's Sketchbook by Joseph Farris. Copyright © 2011 Joseph Farris/National Geographic
Additional photo/video: Getty Images, British Pathé, and courtesy Joseph Farris

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