James Allen St. JohnView Artist Biography
Blot it Out with Liberty Bonds (S)
19.5" x 29.75"
Blot it Out with Liberty Bonds . The Hun ~ his Mark. This is the first poster to call the Germans Huns. Bloody hand print identifies their cruelty. The image reflects a growing anti-German sentiment in the U.S, and was one of a number of posters equating the Hun with limitless bloodshed. St. John became well known as an artist for his later illustrations in pulp magazines, especially those with a fantasy and mystical theme. His original oils in that genre are quite sought after.