Studies

for the Drawings of

the War

 

 

Starting in the spring of 1937 my father traveled the length of the front of the war, from Almeria up to the Pyrenees, sketching scenes of the war. That fall he put them into their final form in the tiny fishing village of Sitges, near Barcelona. He made enough studies for 140 drawings.

I have five of the sketchbooks. There must have been more, since these drawings represent only a small part of the final number. Here's a selection from the books I have.


NY Museum of Modern Art Catalog

All the Brave

Sketching

 

 

 

Cartagena

5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

Cartagena

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital / Guadalajara

5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

 

 

 

Guadalajara

 

 

 

 

Guadelajara

 

 

 

 

Guadalajara

 

 

 

 

Hemingway

 

 

 

 

Hospital

 

 

 

 

Hospital

 

 

 

 

Hospital

 

 

 

 

Hospital

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

27 July 37

It's not possible to continue drawing. An airplane has made three successive attacks on this Palace. Fortunately, the bombs aren't very large. But it's stupid to systematically attempt to destroy a work of art, for militarily there can be no objective, since the soldier who drives my car and I are the only persons here.

 

 

 

 

Madrid

5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 

Madrid Front

 

 

 

 


 

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