Tag Archives: 1940’s

1943: Mountain Landscape

Konstantin Bogaevsky: Mountain Landscape The painting is undated; Bogaevsky died in 1943

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1946: Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau, director: La Belle et la Bête (1946)

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1947: Iridescence

Andrey Avinoff: Iridescence (1925-1947) The entomologist Andrey Avinoff emigrated from Russia to the USA after the revolution and worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 20 years, eventually becoming its director. He turned to painting only later in … Continue reading

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1941: FDR and Captain America’s Shield

  Captain America recieving his trademark circular shield from FDR in June, 1941. From Captain America #255 (March, 1981) (Roger Stern, writer; John Byrne, artist). The shield’s history developed slowly. Originally, in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), Cap carried … Continue reading

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1945: With These Blows of My Hammer

On September 14, 1945, trade unionist Paul Bebert, a former concentration camp prisoner, destroyed the swastikas that Nazis has affixed to union offices in Hamburg. He read this statement to the crowd: With these blows of my hammer I will … Continue reading

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1944: The Drop

Albert Richards: The Drop (1944)

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1943: Balloon Site

Laura Knight: A Balloon Site, Coventry (1943)

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