(1920 - 1982)
Harry D. Reeks was active/lived in Louisiana, California, Mississippi. Harry Reeks is known for city views, landscape, combat, sculptor.
Biography Harry Reeks
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harry Reeks was a landscape painter and military sketch artist who has painted city views of New Orleans and battle scenes in the Far East. By 1939, he was active in California, where he returned after the war for several years and did silkscreen prints of San Francisco scenes such as the Golden Gate Bridge, flower vendors, cable cars, etc. He also did a print of the Victory Statue in Union Square.
In 1941, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and saw action on Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bougainville, and Siapan. He was the only official combat artist to land on Iwa Jima with the invasion force and spent thirty days on the island sketching the campaign.
He died in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in 1982.Displaying 750 of 2722 characters.