Art: Military Art

What does the artist do when he becomes a soldier? What does military life do to the artist? These and other questions are answered this week when LIFE publishes the results of a competition for artists in the U.S. armed forces.

Encouraged by Army morale officers because they thought painting might keep them out of mischief, artists in the armed forces were sketching away at odd moments long before Pearl Harbor. But this year the War Department's Office of Special Service has discovered that U.S. fighting men take a new pride in their...

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