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Marine Corps Battle Art

November 10 – December 16, 1945
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, West Central Lobby

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: On view were paintings and sketches by artists on Pacific battlefields, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. Selected from more than 4,000 works by 130 Marine artists, 138 paintings were shown as well as watercolors, drawings, sketches, and cartoons by 22 combat artists. Also included were sketches by a Japanese prisoner of war, depicting United States Marines in action. The United States Marine Corps sponsored and funded the exhibition to mark the 170th anniversary of the Marine Corps' founding on November 10.