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One Man, One War, One Hundred Years

September 15 - December 30, 2018

Michael Wilson, In Flanders Fields, 2018, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, on loan from the artist, L2018.024.

One Man, One War, One Hundred Years

September 15 – December 30, 2018


Urbandale, Iowa artist Michael Wilson was inspired to create this body of work after finding World War I pictures and memorabilia of his beloved great-uncle Herb Thordsen, who served as a machine-gunner in the 321st Machine Gun Battalion.  Timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the November 11th, 1918 armistice (the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”), One distills the Great War down to the level of one man and the history he shared with his young great-nephew.

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on 11/07/18
Thanks for your wonderful works about World War I. They look similar to the photos taken of my grandfather who served in France in WWI. Sepia
Henry Torres
on 09/18/18
Are there prints of the above art available

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