This World War ll poster supports the unity of nations and arms of the allied forces combatting the German and Italian armies. The imagery depicts the unified cannons exploding with their targets within the Axis area of control. It is a poster to encourage increased patriotism among all Americans both at home and in the battle overseas.
Henry Koerner (1915-1991) was a Jewish refugee who immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1938. Trained as a graphic designer, he immediately produced a number U.S. propaganda poster before being drafted into the Graphics Division during WWII. He was sent overseas to document wartime life and was present at the War Crimes Trials to sketch the defendants. After the war, Koerner embraced the Magic Realism art style. He is well known for his many Time Magazine covers, which included portraits done from life of the most important people of the mid-20th century including sitting President John F. Kennedy.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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