This Is My Own January 25, 1942

Rockwell Kent, January 25, 1942

“The proper canvases for American artists now are the sides of silos, barns, and billboards – every blank space should proclaim, ‘Wake up, America.’ If are can’t help in the promotion of victory, then let’s forget art. But if art can function to stir up morale, then let art be brought into service. So far we have completely neglected the arts.

“Posters are needed to show American people what they are fighting for and to inspire them to a love of democracy. Such poster could be turned out best by the WPA art projects, but Washington red tape is holding up the program.”

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