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Mauldin’s Drawn to Combat Exhibit Goes Virtual

On Monday, Dec. 13, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in downtown Chicago launched a virtual experience of its popular museum exhibit: “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War.”

The live exhibit, currently on display at the museum through April 2022, features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career.

From The Chicago Daily Herald:

Narrated by television personality Geoffrey Baer, known for his work with Chicago’s PBS station WTTW, the fascinating virtual tour offers highlights of several dozen works that cover Bill Mauldin’s life and work, from World War II to his editorial cartoons for the Chicago Sun-Times. Maudlin, known for his notorious cartoons highlighting soldier’s experiences during World War II, depicted and satirized prominent figures like Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and every U.S. president from Eisenhower to George H.W. Bush, in addition to creating his famous military characters, Willie and Joe.

This virtual exhibit can be experienced on all desktop, phone or tablet devices.

From the Pritzker Military Museum & Library:

The Museum & Library is excited to offer a fascinating virtual tour hosted by WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer that explores 100+ works and documents that cover Bill Mauldin’s life and work. Running approximately 25 minutes, the tour details everything from Mauldin’s early years in New Mexico to his training in Chicago to his WWII works and his career as an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Sun times as well as other publications after the war.

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