Portrait of an Army from the Center of Military History / editor, Gordon R. Sullivan, General, United States Army, Chief of Staff. General Sullivan has also signed this book on the first page with a note to "Gary".
The Center of Military History is responsible for preserving and analyzing the Army's past. Prominent in its work is the Army Art Collection, an extensive holding of paintings, drawings, sketches, and watercolors. Created and assembled over a number of decades, this collection is a significant part of the Army's historical heritage and provides a comprehensive picture of the Total Army- Active, Reserve, and National Guard-carrying out its mission of safeguarding the nation in war and peace. The Center is both the conservator
of the collection and the proponent of a continuing program that uses both soldier and civilian artist to ensure that there will be a visual record of the Army''s activities for future generations..
All this art work was done long before the advent of instant full-color photography or hand-held video cameras. It was started in WWI when eight artist were commissioned as captains in the Corps of Engineers and sent to Europe to record the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces.
A beautiful book to add to ones military collection - signed by the editor.
179 pages, full of art work with an appendix in the back about the artists.
measures: 12 X 9 1/4", weighs 3 lbs.