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Art Young & the American Soldier, Gallery Exhibition, Bethel Historical Society, April 19

Of all the causes that Art Young leant his name to, one of his strongest outcries was against the way veterans were treated upon their return from World War I.

 

Report by Paula Antolini
April 12, 2015 11:11PM EDT

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Art Young & the American Soldier, Gallery Exhibition, Bethel Historical Society, April 19

WHAT:

Art Young & the American Soldier, Gallery Exhibition

a talk by Art Young Gallery curator Marc Moorash

WHEN:
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Bethel Historical Society
40 Main St, Bethel, Connecticut 06801

(Home of Bethel VFW Post #935 and the Bethel Historical Society)

Free Admission

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Be sure to mark you calendars for this wonderful exhibit!

Of all the causes that Art Young leant his name to, one of his strongest outcries was against the way veterans were treated upon their return from World War I.

From providing artwork for pamphlets such as Hello Buddy (which was sold on the street by returning soldiers who could not find work), to hiring an army of veterans to sell his magazine Good Morning in New York City (for which they received more than a handsome portion of the sales), Art Young was determined to not let their need, go unheeded.

While he was staunchly anti-war, especially for what he saw as the monetary reasons behind entering the fray, Art Young realized that the same interests who lauded the soldiers upon embarking, turned their backs when the boys came back home – and this is not something he could stand by quietly, and abide.

This talk, and accompanying graphics as illustrated by Art Young, show how his cartoons from nearly 100 years ago, calling for better treatment of veterans, are sadly just as relevant today.

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For more information:

www.bethelhistoricalsociety.com

www.artyounggallery.org

www.thebethelmuseum.org

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