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Paul Gerchik

 (1913 - 1998)
Paul Gerchik was active/lived in New York, California.  Paul Gerchik is known for war artist, political cartoons, posters, camouflage, motion picture design.

Biography   Paul Gerchik

Following is the Los Angeles Times obituary of the artist, August 20, 1998

Paul Gerchik, 85, an artist who turned his talents to camouflage and therapy for wounded soldiers during World War II. Born in New York to immigrant Russian parents, Gerchik studied at the Art Students League. During the Depression, he became a social activist and president of the 1,000-member Artists' Union. He led delegations to Washington, seeking support for poor artists.

Gerchik moved into teaching by working with children at a Jewish community center and went on to teach drawing and painting at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. When his parents moved to Los Angeles before World War II, Gerchik relocated, too, and quickly joined the Army.

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