Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
CLAUDE CLARK (1915 - 2001)
Medal of Honor.

Crayon and graphite on printed cream wove paper, 1944. 127x203 mm; 5x8 inches. Signed in pencil, lower edge.

Provenance: the estate of the artist; thence by descent, private collection, Texas.

This image on a reclaimed page from a book is a scarce example of an interracial wartime image of American soldiers. Troop integration did not occur in basic training camps until after World War II when President Harry Truman reluctantly integrated the Armed Forces in 1948.