In August, 1994, the Military Collection received a donation of approximately 40 pencil sketches drawn during World War Two. The donor, Walter Chapman, served with the U.S. Army during the war and sketched scenes stateside, in convoy, and in England before being transferred to the Public Relations and Historical Section of the 84th Infantry Division in 1944 to produce drawings and photographs of the battle for Germany. He also contributed artwork to the divisional newspaper and Stars and Stripes.
Recently, the final group of his sketches were scanned and published in the digital archive and this coincides with the 100th birthday of Mr. Chapman who still lives in Ohio.
To celebrate this milestone, a book of his war art entitled The WWII Art of Walter H. Chapman has been compiled by Mark Miller, the son of one of Walter’s wartime companions and fellow photographer, Maurice Miller.
The Military Collection would like to wish Walter a very happy 100th birthday!