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Artists of Deception: The Art of the Ghost Army

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Edward Hopper House Art Center
Artists of Deception: The Art of the Ghost Army

82 North Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
April 13th, 2013 - June 9th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
Info@hopperhouse.org
PHONE:  
845-358-0774
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed.-Sunday, 12-5 pm or by appt.

DESCRIPTION

An exhibition of original works by soldiers in “The Ghost Army,” an extraordinary World War II deception unit loaded with artists.  This top-secret group of GI’s helped win the war with inflatable tanks, sound effects and illusion.  As they travelled across the battlefields of Europe they documented everything, with watercolors, ink, and pastel, creating a vast array of artwork by some of the most talented artists of the era.  Artists in the unit included fashion designer Bill Blass, painter/sculptor Ellsworth Kelly, and wildlife artist Arthur Singer. This exhibition, specially curated for the Hopper House, will feature wartime paintings and sketches by more than 15 Ghost Army soldiers.  It includes Blass’s wartime sketchbook and exquisite Singer watercolors, as well as works by Rockland County Ghost Army veterans Bill Sayles and Ned Harris.