ART OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR - 1914 -1918
#5378: The Strongest
FORTUNINO MATANIA, RI (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major newsmagazine, Allied, neutral and Central Powers alike. Literally tens of millions of readers saw wartime events through the medium of Matania's weekly illustrations and, as such, he played an important role in defining people's mental image of what Great War battlefield scenes and soldiers looked like.
17.5" x 12" - 44.5 x 30.5 cm.
Signed in Pencil