Vic (Victor Paul) Donahue
(1918 - 2008)
Vic (Victor Paul) Donahue was active/lived in Arizona, New York, Nebraska. Vic Donahue is known for western genre and animal painting, book and magazine illustration.
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Biography Vic (Victor Paul) Donahue
The following is submitted by the artist, April 2004.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Vic Donahue was raised in Omaha and then became a newspaper artist there and in Chicago. He also played the drums in dance bands before enlisting in World War II where, sketching and painting the Marines in the Pacific, he became one of the first official combat artists.
Following the war, he joined the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate in Cleveland, Ohio as a feature artist. He was nominated two times for the Pulitzer Prize for Best Newspaper Feature of the Year.
He moved to New York City where he was a book, magazine and advertising illustrator before he turned to fine-art painting. In 1962, he and his wife and
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