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Paul Robert Ellsworth

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Subject:
Ellsworth, Paul Robert
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Bougainville, Guam
Date:
ca. 1944
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm.
Summary:
Identification on verso (typewritten): MARINE COMBAT ARTIST WOUNDED ----- Private Paul R. Ellsworth, USMC, 19, of 131 North Second Street, DeKalb, Illinois, was the first Marine combat artist to suffer wounds in action during the present war. He was injured when Jap planes bombed press headquarters in the Torokiama area on Bougainville. In this photo, taken recently, he is shown working with a crude easel built from an ammunition box and meagre supplies of paint. He has sent many drawings and water colors from the South Pacific to Marine Corps Headquarters depicting the life and activities of Marines overseas.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Artists at or with their work
Painting
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2085
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