Dog Fight Over Trenches
This oil painting was completed in 1935 by artist Horace Pippin, an African-American World War I veteran whose rank was corporal at the time of his discharge in 1918. Pippin wrote about the front-line trenches,"I will say this much, I say no man can do it again. He may have the will but his body cannot stand it. I could tell a new man every time I seen him, for he would duck every time a shell came over."
External Link: hirshhorn.si.edu
Creator | Horace Pippin
Item Type | Painting
Cite This document | Horace Pippin, “Dog Fight Over Trenches,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 6, 2022, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1021.