An Artist in the World Wars, presented by Ron Michael. Henry Varnum Poor, a native of Chapman, Kansas, was already an accomplished artist when he was drafted to serve in World War I. His duties along the frontlines were dangerous, but he was able to document his surroundings and fellow soldiers in paintings, drawings, and prints. Many of these works survive today and serve as a visual testament of wartime France. In 1943, Poor volunteered his services to again paint and sketch military activities in Alaska during World War II. This presentation compares Poor's work and writings during the World Wars.
Sponsored by: Lansing Historical Museum.
Funded grant program of Kansas Humanities Council. Kansas Humanities Council grants provide funding in support of the development and implementation of public humanities projects across the state. Kansas Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.