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O'er The Ramparts We Watch - U.S. Army Air Forces

O'er The Ramparts We Watch - U.S. Army Air Forces

ID# 13974
Jes William Schlaikjer
19" x 24.75"
(48cm x 63cm)
Regular price $1,200 USD
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This dramatic image was created to promote recruiting efforts in WWII for the United States Army Air Forces. A handsome soldier holds a bomb in his arms and gazes into the distance, the clouds behind him forming the shape of angel wings. Below, warplanes head out to battle.

Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer (1897-1982) began his professional career while still in high school painting for a Chicago newspaper. He continued his studies at Ecole Des Beaux Arts as well as the School of the Art Institute, where he studied under Robert Henri. His paintings graced the covers of many of the popular magazines of the time including, Scribner's, Collier's, American Legion Monthly, Redbook, Woman's Home Companion, and Cosmopolitan. He taught at the National Academy of Design, and later at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.

In 1942, he was recruited by the United States War Department as a poster artist. He created many posters with a variety of themes during the war, which are highly sought after by collectors. He also served as a portraitist for military leaders including, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, and George S. Patton. These portraits now hang in the National War College in Washington, D.C. Schlaikjer is most known for his many recruitment posters during World War II. His academic painterly style was popular at the time and helped convey the realism of the messaging.

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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