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    World War I Soldiers on the March, Etching by Kerr Eby. 13" x 10.25" (sight size), matted to an overall size of 18" x 15", signed in pencil in lower right. The etching pictures United States soldiers marching along a dreary road in a featureless French countryside. Light toning at the matting, else fine.
    Kerr Eby was born in 1890 in Tokyo, Japan, the son of missionaries. His mother came from a family of prominent artists. After graduating from high school in 1907, Eby supported himself by working as a magazine illustrator. In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, Eby joined the U.S. Army. During the war he sketched what he saw and experienced and on his return to New York City, he reworked his studies into prints and published them in a book entitled War.

    When the United States declared war in 1941, Eby tried to re-enlist, but was turned down because of his age. He was commissioned as a combat artist. Between October 1943 and January 1944, he traveled with Marines in the South Pacific and witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the war, landing with the invasion force at Tarawa and living in a foxhole on Bougainville. He died in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1946.


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