To celebrate this #IndependenceDay we examine why artists visually record both momentous figures and events in our history through Ray Johnson's screenprint, "Foot".
Originally commissioned to celebrate America's Bicentennial, we examine two artists' answers to the question: "What does Independence mean to you?" in recognition of the Fourth of July.
Today’s featured work is General Anthony Wayne, a painting by Edward Percy Moran. Moran completed the work in 1923, and he’s depicted General Wayne at the side of a wounded Revolutionary soldier who is holding the new American Flag. The two are overlooking an unknown battlefield, but, since they’re holding the flag high, we can assume that it was a victory for our fledgling nation!