(1871 - 1925)
Henry Reuterdahl was active/lived in New York, Illinois, District Of Columbia / Sweden. Henry Reuterdahl is known for marine and townscape painting, newspaper illustration, mural.
Biography Henry Reuterdahl
A Lieutenant in the United States Navy, Henry Reuterdahl, 1871-1925, was best known for his paintings of Navy warships and recruiting posters for World War I, though he did exhibit in the 1913 Armory Show*, in New York City. He also painted landscapes in a kind of tapestry-like, pointillist*, impasto* style. He taught in New York City before the turn of the century.
While the other armed services during World War I had a kind of clearing house for selecting posters for the War effort, the Navy had its own poster bureau, directed by Henry Reuterdahl. Called "Operation Palette," it was the first navy-sponsored art program.
The preface of the 1919 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships (Reuterdahl was an edito
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