They Drew Fire

Gen. Eisenhower orders you to his office at 0800. “Pick your division,” and you go as a Lt. into Italy as a combat artist.

You don’t paint or draw anything you don’t see, and especially if you’re a Marine Corps artist—one of “Denning’s Demons”—you’re a combatant. Somewhere in the war Thomas Hart Benton and Jacob Lawrence and Millard Sheets are hard at work.

Interviews, footage, paintings and drawings.