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Original 1942 Poster by John Falter - You Knock Em out - We'll Knock Them Down

You Knock Them Out - More Production

John Falter
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28.5" x 40.5" - 72cm x 103cm

As part of the war effort during World War ll there was an energetic campaign to encourage domestic workers to produce more to support the soldiers overseas. This image of the fighter pilot in his cockpit with the nose art enhancements on the airplane, is a bold graphic that is very effective in getting the message of more production across to the viewer.

John Philip Falter (1910 - 1982) was an artist and illustrator famous for his The Saturday Evening Post covers. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and later moved to New York. He was influenced by the art of Frederic Remington and Norman Rockwell. In 1943 he enlisted in the Navy and designed over 300 recruiting posters for the American war. He became popular for the loose-lips-sink-ships theme in his posters, but also worked in the recruiting posters for the Waves. Falter was a prolific artist who depicted a wide range of subject matter in a variety of media. He illustrated over 40 books, and became an excellent portrait painter. In 1980, a documentary video: A View from the Standpipe: John Falter's World, was released by Nebraska Educational Television. This documentary provides more information about John's work, through one-on-one interviews in his Philadelphia location and shows a number of his paintings.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

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