Vietnam 1972, linocut

Art: 1972
Lino block (image) size: 6 in. H x 7.5 inches W


I made this linocut print in November or December 1972. I had just begun my first quarter as a freshman, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois. Then called Parkland Junior College, it was later Parkland Community College. I declared art as my major when I registered for my first classes.

Late 1972, shortly before Xmas and New Year’s I mounted a number of proofs on black construction paper, inserted each in a manila envelope and I mailed them to relatives and friends. It was my first social justice artwork. The Vietnam war was still raging on…

In 2017 I located, on the internet, the photo I believe was my source image for this linocut print. I am trying to find out who took the photo.

Also see

  • Vietnam Special # 1 [Other human rights art – 1970s’], a multi-image proof of this lino, printed early 1973. It is framed with a ratified mat; collection of the Southern Illinois University Art Museum, Carbondale.
  • Vietnam Summer Concerto [Other human rights art – 1980’s], a large mixed media blockprint and drawing whose imagery includes 13 printed proofs of the Vietnam lino on a large drawing paper.
  • Vietnam Triality, a multi image proof I printed from the lino block in 2018
  • SWD 2: The Birth and Death of the World
Vietnam Special #1 (1973)
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