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Important WWII Naval Sketch Collection by American Artist Charles Geer. [USS Nicholson (DD 442)].

Author and illustrator Charles Geer has done the artwork for a number of children's books, including Bertrand Brinley's The Mad Scientists' Club and The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club. He also illustrated dozens of book jackets. Born and raised in Long Island, he attended Dartmouth College before entering the Navy during WWII. He sent back illustrations used by the Dartmouth alumni journal during the war. Followin the war, he attended the Pratt Institute. His work was featured in a relatively recent exhibition at Vanderbilt University. This collection is comprised of his work done aboard the USS Nicholoson during his 4 year term of service. It is an extremely important and significant collection, as written "diaries" were forbidden by Naval Regulations. Sketchbooks, however, were allowed. This collection embodies, in a very real sense, a visual diary of life aboard the Nicholson spanning four years and multiple theaters of operation. Several dozen sketch books and loose works executed upon the USS Nichloson. Detailed descriptions and/or showins can be provided upon request. Item #6412

Price: $25,000.00

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