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Original  World War II Poster by Benda - Polish War Relief  c1943

Polish War Relief - Mother & Children

W.T. Benda
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30" x 43.5" - 76cm x 110cm

During the struggles of World War ll, many relief organizations formed in the United States to help bolster the relief effort in some of the invaded countries of Europe. Most of these groups were strongly supported by Americans of origin in those countries. In this Polish War Relief Poster we are drawn to the sadness of the Mother clutching her baby and holding her other child. The feeling of need and despair is so well conveyed by the artist. Wladyslaw Theodor Benda (1873-1948) was a Polish born, naturalized American artist . He was best known as the originator of Benda masks (used on stages internationally) and as an illustrator with a flair for the exotic. He illustrated many books and magazines, including Century, Scribner's, Cosmopolitan, and Vanity Fair.

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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