Art

Mark Glamack, 1947-2020

June 25, 2020

Mark Glamack, one of Hollywood's top animators, and a Vietnam War veteran, died May 29 at age 73. He was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam, and died of complications of…

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LOC’s Veterans and the Arts — Stories from the Veterans History Project

November 20, 2019

The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project---a massive collection of recorded oral, written, and photographic personal accounts of American war veterans---recently unveiled a web feature called the Veterans and the Arts Showcase Companion. It's a…

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On View in Chicago: Vietnam War Veteran Artist Maurice Costello’s Compelling Art

September 11, 2019

“Maurice Costello: Back to ‘The Nam,’” is the name of the new exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum (formerly the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum) in Chicago. As the title implies, the exhibit features…

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A Video Look at the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program

September 5, 2017

You can watch "The Art of War," an interesting and informative short (nine minute and 24-second) video that features interviews with two former U.S. Army Vietnam War combat artists, Stephen Randall and James Pollock. The…

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VN War Helicopter ‘Sculptural Art’ Opening June 17

June 1, 2017

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Pa., will open what it's calling a "one of a kind sculptural art installation" on June 17: a one-time Army helicopter that was shot down…

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‘No Guts No Glory’ Art Exhibit in London

April 12, 2017

British artist Ben Turnbull's mixed media (collages, sculptures, installations, digital prints) solo exhibition, "No Guts No Glory," went on view in London's up-scale Saatchi Gallery April 11. Running till May 8, the works artistically and metaphorically…

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Houston Conwill, 1947-2016

November 22, 2016

Houston Conwill , a prominent sculptor who specialized in large installations, died November 14 at age 69. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Conwill joined the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and did a tour of…

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‘Love in the Time of War’ Art Exhibit

October 5, 2016

Love in the Time of War is the title of a book of poetry by renowned poet Yusef Komunyaaka, who also happens to be a Vietnam War veteran. "Love in the Time of War" is…

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Iacovello’s Uni Pulp Paper Vietnam War Photos

July 5, 2016

VVA life member Paul Iacovello, who was a medic in Vietnam in 1962-63, created art paper by turning his war uniform into pulp, then printed images of photos he took in Vietnam on that paper.…

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Vint Lawrence, 1939-2016

May 2, 2016

  Vint Lawrence , who after getting drafted into the Army in 1960 was recruited into the CIA and worked with Gen. Vang Pao 's anti-communist guerrilla forces in Laos from 1962-64, died April 9. He…

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