‘A rat who gnaws at a cat’s tail invites destruction.’
In the wake of the D-Day landings at Normandy on 6 June 1944, artist Mitchell Jamieson depicted a portion of the invasion’s mechanical detritus in this watercolor titled Burnt Out LCT on American Beach. Jamieson was considered one of America’s foremost watercolorists. He also participated in the invasion of Sicily, painted the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, and volunteered as a civilian artist for the Army during the Vietnam War.
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