The New Shoes
Painting - Good Intentions
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This painting was done from a WWII B/W photo, "New Shoes," by Gerald Waller, Austria, 1946, for the American Red Cross. ~~
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Featured is WERFEL, A 6-YEAR-OLD AUSTRIAN ORPHAN, hugging a new pair of shoes from American children through the Junior Red Cross at the end of WWII. The photograph sparked an outpouring of clothing and other donations for the orphanage in Vienna. ~~
When a big box from the American Red Cross arrived at Vienna's Am Himmel orphanage, shoes and coats and dresses tumbled out. Like the youngster pictured here, the children who had seen no new clothes throughout the war smiled to high heaven. ~~ Life Magazine
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Media used: Liquitex, Golden & Winsor Newton Acrylics. Fine weave acid-free cotton canvas on a flat 8x10 inch archival museum grade panel. Painted and sealed to a glossy finish on all sides with a topcoat of clear UV light protection.
May 1st, 2011
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