Artist Bernard Perlin designed some of the most iconic American propaganda posters of World War II. As an artist-correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines, he sketched major military personnel and noted political figures. He accompanied commando missions into Nazi-occupied Greece, recorded the preparations for the final air war on Japan, and was aboard the USS Missouri for the formal Japanese surrender.
Upon his return to the United States, Perlin became a noted painter, with works now in the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and other major institutions. His illustrations appeared in popular magazines through the 1960s. Perlin continued to paint until his death in January 2014 at the age of 95.
Bernard Perlin: An Artist Goes to War is the first retrospective of Perlin's incredible work as a war artist. Join us for an exhibit of his work at the Kirksville Art Center November 7, 2014-January 3, 2015.
For more information on Bernard Perlin, visit www.BernardPerlin.com.