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Harry and Other Fellows
Harry and Other Fellows
Artist:
Date:
ca. 1942
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Pen And Black Ink On Japanese Paper, Signed 'Cagli' (lower Right)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 311 x 210 mm (12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
42.54
Acquisition Date:
1942-01-01
Credit Line:

Gift of the artist to the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum

Cagli was a leading exponent of the 'Nuova Scuola Romana' of the 1930s and 1940s and, in 1938, flew to Paris and later to New York where he became an American citizen, enlisted in the US Army. While in the military Camp at San Luis Obisbo (California), Cagli exhibited some of his works at the Civic Center Museum of San Francisco (1941) and then a larger exhibition of his murals at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (February 1942). In presenting the exhibition, Robert Neuhaus wrote: "The subject matter of the painting is, throughout, martial and ingeniously combines phases of ancient combat with present-day army life to create a heroic form." The two drawings from the Musuem's collection (inv. nos. 42.53-54) where gifted by Cagli to the Museum at the time of this exhibition. (F.R.)