Special Presentation | Tom Lea: Art And War In The 20th Century

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Special Presentation | Tom Lea: Art And War In The 20th Century
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The National WWII Museum says
Tom Lea was a muralist, illustrator, war correspondent, portraitist, landscapist, novelist, and historian. During World War II, LIFE magazine sent artists, including Lea, to every front to record in paint all aspects of war, from preparations on the Home Front to battles abroad. Melissa Renn, PhD, author of the essay "From Life: Tom Lea and the World War II Art of LIFE Magazine" in the special exhibit's companion book, will speak about Lea's work as an artist-correspondent for LIFE during the war, and will look at the motivations behind the magazine's wartime art commissions as well as the circulation and reception of the works in the United States and beyond. The program will also feature Adair Margo, founder and president of the Tom Lea Institute, who will share Lea's genius as both painter and writer before, during, and after the war. The companion book, "Tom Lea, LIFE Magazine, and World War II," will be available for purchase..

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2a1evQZ

The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end with a book signing at 7:00 p.m. For more information please call 504-528-1944 x 229.

Can't make it to the Museum? Watch the event on livestream here: http://bit.ly/2a9KhKH

Learn more about The National WWII Museum's current special exhibit Tom Lea: LIFE and World War II on view through January 1, 2017, here: http://bit.ly/28OxQ4x
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By: The National WWII Museum

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