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    Posted 7 years ago

    scottvez
    (875 items)

    I heavily collected military related artwork about 15 years ago. This was/ is one of my favorite pieces.

    The painting is about 2' X 3' ( see the door handle just above it, to the right) and depicts a WW1 Corporal protecting the US Flag with his M1911 automatic pistol.

    The painting is artist signed and dated-- looks like an "11", but I suspect it is actually a "17".

    The painting is in an original era paint grained frame with some recent reinforcing brackets on the back.

    Any information on the artist is appreciated.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

    scott

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks tony and buss.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks mikko.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking tom.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks rob.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks again walks.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks bellin, majestic and official!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks again tlmbaran!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      scott
    10. Troublist, 2 months ago
      Scott,
      This thread is from 6 years ago but thought I'd try posting anyway. I appear to now have this painting in my possession. I bought it from an antique shop in Madison WI. It's been wrapped around a frame so is smaller than your pictures show and is also pretty dirty. The brush marks appear the same so I am pretty sure it's the same painting.
      Did you ever find out about the artist? The signature is now folded over I think so I can't see it.
      Thanks for any info you can provide!!
      Kurt
    11. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Post some photos-- I'd like to see what you have.

      scott
    12. Troublist, 2 months ago
      Scott, if you search your title, large ww1 patriotic, you'll find it. Unfortunately this site isn't super user friendly and no way to direct message you or paste pics to this reply
    13. Ben Ben, 2 months ago
      Here it is. Also straightened the first image. ;-)

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/267533-large-ww1-patriotic
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 months ago
      Here's another one the same, must be a poster:

      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/en-gb/item/4266240_1253-oil-painting-ww1-doughboy-millhouser

      I hope this helps!:^)
    15. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Not a poster-- mine and linked one appear to both be oil on canvas in correct period frames.

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks much tom.

      scott
    17. Troublist, 2 months ago
      this is really surprising to me to find multiple nearly identical original oil paintings out there. Obviously a single artist. I wonder why they were done? They're too similar in my opinion to be studies for an ultimate piece. It seems like the artist was literally trying to make duplicates. Maybe commissioned by an organization?
    18. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      I don't know about the "enhanced print" assessment. I have heard of the process but thought it was a late 20th century creation. The Giclee print is what I am familiar with.

      I guess the artist could have produced a lightly printed canvas that he painted over?

      The art is not that complicated-- I'd be more inclined to think that the artist created several examples of a popular/ saleable motif.

      At any rate, I am comfortable that it is "of the era" however it was created.

      scott

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