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The Art of Old Ironsides : An Essay in Sketches
by John Charles Roach




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The World's Most Beautiful Ship Captured by One of the World's Most talented Military Artists John Charles Roach, the son of naval architect, discovered early on that his talents were in art, not engineering. Before joining the U.S. Navy he studied art in Frankfurt, Germany and later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1976, as a young Lieutenant Junior-Grade, he was commissioned to do a series of sketches of the USS Constitution in preparation for the coming national bicentennial. That work, buried in obscurity for over 30 years, is brought to light once again and made available to a much wider audience. Roach later became one of the best known combat artists of all time. He actively served in Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict-serving 10 years on active duty and another 13 years as a reservist. His 16' X 50' mural of the USS Arizona in on display at the USS Arizona Visitors Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. "Mr Roach has captured the essence of the USS Constitution with his pen and ink as no other." - J. William Middendorf II, Secretary of the Navy. NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS 66 ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWINGS BY JOHN CHARLES ROACH

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Overview

The World's Most Beautiful Ship Captured by One of the World's Most talented Military Artists John Charles Roach, the son of naval architect, discovered early on that his talents were in art, not engineering. Before joining the U.S. Navy he studied art in Frankfurt, Germany and later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1976, as a young Lieutenant Junior-Grade, he was commissioned to do a series of sketches of the USS Constitution in preparation for the coming national bicentennial. That work, buried in obscurity for over 30 years, is brought to light once again and made available to a much wider audience. Roach later became one of the best known combat artists of all time. He actively served in Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict-serving 10 years on active duty and another 13 years as a reservist. His 16' X 50' mural of the USS Arizona in on display at the USS Arizona Visitors Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. "Mr Roach has captured the essence of the USS Constitution with his pen and ink as no other." - J. William Middendorf II, Secretary of the Navy. NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS 66 ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWINGS BY JOHN CHARLES ROACH

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934757154
  • ISBN-10: 1934757152
  • Publisher: Fireship Press
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.25 x 0.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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