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The Ghost Army of World War II
Patrons' Gallery, June 14, 2015 - June 26, 2015
A very special Patrons' Gallery exhibition.
Opening reception and book signing, Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day), 2-4 pm.
"...An unusual melding of art and history, using vintage drawings, paintings, photographs and souvenirs to follow the 379 camouflage artists of this 1,100-man unit through the war." - Sylviane Gold, New York Times, from a review of the exhibit at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY in 2013.
In 1943 the U.S. Army recruited a select group of art students, illustrators and others, to be part of an ingenius camouflage and deception unit. These 1100 men were sent to the battlefields of Europe with only inflatable tanks, sound effects, and other illusionary tricks. Their mission was to impersonate large battalions, deceiving the enemy as to where the U.S. Army actually was. They became known as The Ghost Army.