20 de julio de 2015

MORGAN WEISTLING.



























































Biography:
Morgan Weistling, studied art at an early age with his father, a former art student. His parents both met at art school. His father, Howard, a POW in Germany, entertained his fellow American prisoners in Stalag 1 with a daily comic strip that he created and drew to keep morale up. Drawn on scraps of paper found on the prison grounds, he crafted a humorous world of characters that managed to bring a smile to imprisoned soldiers. In the last days of the war and feeling the Russians would be coming, his talents with painting saved his life. Using some paints supplied by the Geneva Convention, he painted a American Flag on the shoulder of his prisoner uniform so that the Russians invading Germany would identify him and not shoot him. It worked.








2 comentarios:

Ernesto. dijo...

¡Impactante!

Ángeles dijo...

Maravilloso como siempre Cristina, me han recordado estas pinturas mi propia infancia, donde dejé germinando al sol, escenas como las de estos niñoa, con la pureza y la luz que el pintor ha sabido plasmar. De verdad que tus entradas son un manantial de belleza y luz.

Un gran abrazo y mil gracias por dejar tanta belleza acariciando el alma.
Besos Ángeles.