FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2013
ARTHUR SZYK: AN ARTIST AT WAR AND JOHN VLOSSAK: WARTIME CARTOONS FROM CALCUTTA TWO EXHIBITS OPENING AT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM
(MADISON) ― The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will feature two new exhibits, Arthur Szyk: An Artist at War and John Vlossak: Wartime Cartoons from Calcutta. An exhibit opening is scheduled for Gallery Night on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Arthur Szyk was a well-known artist by the time he moved to the United States in 1940. He gained increased notoriety at the outbreak of World War II for his caricatures of Axis leaders – mainly Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and the Emperor Hirohito. John Vlossak was inducted into the Army in February 1943 and later served in Calcutta, India. He painted posters and cartoons depicting his often humorous look at Army life in the China-Burma-India Theater.
View the works of Arthur Szyk and John Vlossak at Gallery Night on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. These exhibits will remain on display until Saturday, August 31, 2013.
Questions about the exhibit may be directed to Gregory Krueger, Curator of History at 608-261-0541 or Gregory.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. For more information go to www.wisvetsmuseum.com.
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