Henry Koerner (1878-1938)

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Title:
United We Are Strong (Small format)
Size:
20x28
Medium:
Lithograph
Price:
$425
INV. #:
9335
 
United we are strong ...
United we will win.
Original and linen backed. Excellent condition. The theme of a united alliance for victory was common & used frequently in war posters. This poster is a well-designed image of artillery barrels firing in unison with the identifying flags of the allied countries. Exploding energy gets the message across
OWI Poster No. 64
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U. S. Government Printing Office
Year: 1943
Categories: Propaganda
World War, 1939-1945. United States. Posters

This bold design was created during World War II to affirm that the Allied forces will be victorious in their efforts to defeat Germany and Italy . The image was created by Henry Koerner to show the strength of the allied forces by emphasizing the fire power generated by the cannons with their various flags representing the countries of the Allied coalition. Henry Koerner (1915-1991) was a Jewish refugee who immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1938. Trained as a graphic designer,he immediately produced a number U.S. propaganda poster before being drafted into the Graphics Division during WWII. He was sent overseas to document wartime life and was present at the War Crimes Trials to sketch the defendants. After the war,Koerner embraced the Magic Realism art style. He is well known for his many Time Magazine covers,which included portraits done from life of the most important people of the mid-20th century including sitting President John F. Kennedy. This is an Original Vintage Poster