Soldiers Painting Landscapes

October 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
820 Holbrook Road, Fort Bliss

Soldier Recovery Unit, Fort Bliss Art and Hobby

As the first embedded artist correspondent for LIFE Magazine during WWII, Tom Lea was intrigued by the theme of the Chinese Sung school of art, “Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World.” One of his first paintings from China was illustrative of this theme: 60 Tex Hills Bunch Kweilin China, 1943. In this work, small airplanes fly above, and small people work under Kweilin, China’s vast mountains. Thomas Birkner, a UTEP professor of painting, will give soldiers a lesson on interpreting the theme while painting landscapes. Military personnel only.

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