Omaha Beach 1950

previous image back to list next image

Click on Image to Enlarge

Click on image to enlarge, then scroll to view detail

  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 25 3/4" x 39 1/4"
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 21
  Total Edition size: 233
  Number of colors: 16
  Year printed: 1988
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 595
Omaha...Utah...Juno...Gold... were among the code names for the beaches at Normandy where the Allied forces landed in June of 1944 to deliver Europe from the Nazis.
Authouart was born in Lillebonne, near Le Havre, in Normandy, in 1943. The D-Day invasion, the war, and the post war years obviously had an enormous impact on his life.
In this piece you can see the houses in 1950. The peace and good fortune have returned. You see a father, a mother and their children in the sun. Soon they will have lunch.
But beyond their now peaceful world, under the sand and in the sky are some old photographs (a war plane, some soldiers) that tell of the sacrifice of so many young American boys a few short years ago.

The image is best examined by clicking on it directly, then scrolling to view detail.

previous image   next image
  back to list