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      • Avenge December 7th Poster by Bernard Perlin 1942 WWII Large Format
        Jun. 20, 2024

        Avenge December 7th Poster by Bernard Perlin 1942 WWII Large Format

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        This dramatic image was created by the noted artist Bernard Perlin in 1942 to promote patriotism on the American home front after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That event brought Japan into the War and compelled the United States to focus on fighting the attack from Japan at the same time as combatting Germany and Italy. The American people were reminded of the loss of lives in Pearl Harbor as the image shows the destruction of the naval vessel. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) was an American painter primarily known for creating many American posters during WWII and for magic realism paintings of American life. Educated at the New York School of Design, National Academy of Design, and the New York Arts Student League. He entered the Office of War Information in 1942. His post war career focused on original painting both for private companies as well as for the Government. This is the larger of two sizes distributed by the U.S. Government. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is not mounted with subtle folds as issued by the U.S. Government and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Original World War II Poster - Let Em Have It by Bernard Perlin 1943 Large Format
        Jun. 20, 2024

        Original World War II Poster - Let Em Have It by Bernard Perlin 1943 Large Format

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        Let 'Em Have It is a 1943 World War II American public service announcement for Bonds supporting the Fourth War Loan.Bernard Perlin's artwork places the viewer right in the thick of battle. The soldier's outstretched arm reaches across the composition as his hand clutches a live grenade perfectly placed at the text "Buy Extra Bonds." The Fourth War Loan Drive began on January 18 and ran until February 15, 1944. The initial goal was $14 billion. The final sales were $16.7 billion ($227.2 billion today accounting for inflation), with nearly 70 million separate bonds sold. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist working in the Magic Realism style. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let 'Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • BERNARD PERLIN - ONIONS AND POTATOES
        May. 16, 2024

        BERNARD PERLIN - ONIONS AND POTATOES

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Lot 39 Bernard Perlin American (1918-2014) Onions and Potatoes (1962) oil on canvas signed lower left 50 x 40 inches frame dimensions: 41 x 51 x 2 inches, wooden frame Provenance: From the Collection of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

        Capsule Gallery Auction
      • Original World War II Poster - Let Em Have It by Bernard Perlin 1943 Large Format
        Feb. 06, 2024

        Original World War II Poster - Let Em Have It by Bernard Perlin 1943 Large Format

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        Let 'Em Have It is a 1943 World War II American public service announcement for Bonds supporting the Fourth War Loan.Bernard Perlin's artwork places the viewer right in the thick of battle. The soldier's outstretched arm reaches across the composition as his hand clutches a live grenade perfectly placed at the text "Buy Extra Bonds." The Fourth War Loan Drive began on January 18 and ran until February 15, 1944. The initial goal was $14 billion. The final sales were $16.7 billion ($227.2 billion today accounting for inflation), with nearly 70 million separate bonds sold. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist working in the Magic Realism style. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let 'Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Original WWII 1943 Poster - Let 'Em Have It by Bernard Perlin
        Feb. 06, 2024

        Original WWII 1943 Poster - Let 'Em Have It by Bernard Perlin

        Est: $400 - $800

        Let 'Em Have It is a 1943 World War II American public service announcement for Bonds supporting the Fourth War Loan.Bernard Perlin's artwork places the viewer right in the thick of battle. The soldier's outstretched arm reaches across the composition as his hand clutches a live grenade perfectly placed at the text "Buy Extra Bonds." The Fourth War Loan Drive began on January 18 and ran until February 15, 1944. The initial goal was $14 billion. The final sales were $16.7 billion ($227.2 billion today accounting for inflation), with nearly 70 million separate bonds sold. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist working in the Magic Realism style. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let 'Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Avenge December 7th Poster by Bernard Perlin 1942 WWII Large Format
        Feb. 06, 2024

        Avenge December 7th Poster by Bernard Perlin 1942 WWII Large Format

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        This dramatic image was created by the noted artist Bernard Perlin in 1942 to promote patriotism on the American home front after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That event brought Japan into the War and compelled the United States to focus on fighting the attack from Japan at the same time as combatting Germany and Italy. The American people were reminded of the loss of lives in Pearl Harbor as the image shows the destruction of the naval vessel. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) was an American painter primarily known for creating many American posters during WWII and for magic realism paintings of American life. Educated at the New York School of Design, National Academy of Design, and the New York Arts Student League. He entered the Office of War Information in 1942. His post war career focused on original painting both for private companies as well as for the Government. This is the larger of two sizes distributed by the U.S. Government. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is not mounted with subtle folds as issued by the U.S. Government and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Poster by Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) - Let 'em have it Buy Extra Bonds
        Nov. 18, 2023

        Poster by Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) - Let 'em have it Buy Extra Bonds

        Est: €200 - €400

        Let 'em have it Buy Extra Bonds - 51x71, 1943, on linen by Bernard Perlin (1918-2014)

        Van Sabben Auctions
      • Original World War II Poster - Let Em Have It by Bernard Perlin 1943 Large Format
        Oct. 17, 2023

        Original World War II Poster - Let Em Have It by Bernard Perlin 1943 Large Format

        Est: $700 - $1,200

        Let 'Em Have It is a 1943 World War II American public service announcement for Bonds supporting the Fourth War Loan.Bernard Perlin's artwork places the viewer right in the thick of battle. The soldier's outstretched arm reaches across the composition as his hand clutches a live grenade perfectly placed at the text "Buy Extra Bonds." The Fourth War Loan Drive began on January 18 and ran until February 15, 1944. The initial goal was $14 billion. The final sales were $16.7 billion ($227.2 billion today accounting for inflation), with nearly 70 million separate bonds sold. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist working in the Magic Realism style. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let 'Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Original WWII 1943 Poster - Let 'Em Have It by Bernard Perlin
        Oct. 17, 2023

        Original WWII 1943 Poster - Let 'Em Have It by Bernard Perlin

        Est: $400 - $800

        Let 'Em Have It is a 1943 World War II American public service announcement for Bonds supporting the Fourth War Loan.Bernard Perlin's artwork places the viewer right in the thick of battle. The soldier's outstretched arm reaches across the composition as his hand clutches a live grenade perfectly placed at the text "Buy Extra Bonds." The Fourth War Loan Drive began on January 18 and ran until February 15, 1944. The initial goal was $14 billion. The final sales were $16.7 billion ($227.2 billion today accounting for inflation), with nearly 70 million separate bonds sold. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist working in the Magic Realism style. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let 'Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Avenge December 7th Poster by Bernard Perlin 1942 WWII Large Format
        Oct. 17, 2023

        Avenge December 7th Poster by Bernard Perlin 1942 WWII Large Format

        Est: $700 - $1,200

        This dramatic image was created by the noted artist Bernard Perlin in 1942 to promote patriotism on the American home front after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That event brought Japan into the War and compelled the United States to focus on fighting the attack from Japan at the same time as combatting Germany and Italy. The American people were reminded of the loss of lives in Pearl Harbor as the image shows the destruction of the naval vessel. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) was an American painter primarily known for creating many American posters during WWII and for magic realism paintings of American life. Educated at the New York School of Design, National Academy of Design, and the New York Arts Student League. He entered the Office of War Information in 1942. His post war career focused on original painting both for private companies as well as for the Government. This is the larger of two sizes distributed by the U.S. Government. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is not mounted with subtle folds as issued by the U.S. Government and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Bernard Perlin American, 1918-2014 Seated Nude, 1967
        Jun. 28, 2023

        Bernard Perlin American, 1918-2014 Seated Nude, 1967

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Bernard Perlin American, 1918-2014 Seated Nude, 1967 Signed and dated B. Perlin 67 (ll) Oil on Masonite 10 x 9 7/8 inches (25.4 x 25.1 cm) C 

        DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Original WWII 1943 Poster - Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty by Ralph Perlin
        Jun. 20, 2023

        Original WWII 1943 Poster - Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty by Ralph Perlin

        Est: $450 - $750

        During the Second World War, the United States Government sought to promote patriotism and in this image we are reminded patriotism has been a fundamental part of the American spirit since 1778. Americans fight for freedom and liberty through all conflicts. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist in the style of Magic Realism. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let 'Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • The Colosseum
        May. 17, 2023

        The Colosseum

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Bernard Perlin 1918 - 2014 The Colosseum signed Bernard Perlin and dated 1954 (lower right) tempera on Masonite 34 by 47¼ in. 86.4 by 120 cm. Executed in 1954.

        Sotheby's
      • WW2 US War Bond, Propaganda Posters (2pc)
        May. 07, 2023

        WW2 US War Bond, Propaganda Posters (2pc)

        Est: $200 - $400

        WW2 US War Bond, Propaganda Posters: (1) Official U.S. Treasury Poster with illustration by artist Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) captioned "Let 'Em Have It. Buy Extra Bonds" From the 4th War Loan Drive. Published by the GPO, 1943. Measures: 14.1" H x 10.4" W, (1) Office of War Information Poster No. 64, captioned "UNITED we are strong, UNITED we will win" (GPO, 1943), measures 28.5" H x 20.4" W.

        J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers
      • Bernard Perlin (American, 1918 - 2014), pencil sketch of an iceburg, or island, signed lower right, framed and matted behind glass, wear consistent with age, slight waving of paper, not examined out of frame, ss: 10 1...
        Mar. 20, 2023

        Bernard Perlin (American, 1918 - 2014), pencil sketch of an iceburg, or island, signed lower right, framed and matted behind glass, wear consistent with age, slight waving of paper, not examined out of frame, ss: 10 1...

        Est: $200 - $400

        Bernard Perlin (American, 1918 - 2014), pencil sketch of an iceburg, or island, signed lower right, framed and matted behind glass, wear consistent with age, slight waving of paper, not examined out of frame, ss: 10 1/2" h. x 14 1/2" w.

        Winter Associates, Inc.
      • Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty by Bernard Perlin Original Vintage WWII Poster
        Feb. 28, 2023

        Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty by Bernard Perlin Original Vintage WWII Poster

        Est: $450 - $750

        During the Second World War, the United States Government sought to promote patriotism and in this image we are reminded patriotism has been a fundamental part of the American spirit since 1778. Americans fight for freedom and liberty through all conflicts. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist in the style of Magic Realism. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let ‘Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • AVENGE DECEMBER 7 POSTER BERNARD PERLIN
        Jan. 19, 2023

        AVENGE DECEMBER 7 POSTER BERNARD PERLIN

        Est: $160 - $240

        'Avenge December 7', artwork by Bernard Perlin (1918-2014), OWI Poster No. 15, U.S. Government Printing Office 1942-O-491978, 40 x 28 inches. 5-inch tear on left side, folds, and minor soiling.

        Fairhill Auction LLC
      • Bernard Perlin (American, 1918-2014) Mediterranean island Ink on paper 16-3/4 x
        Dec. 15, 2022

        Bernard Perlin (American, 1918-2014) Mediterranean island Ink on paper 16-3/4 x

        Est: $400 - $600

        Bernard Perlin (American, 1918-2014) Mediterranean island Ink on paper 16-3/4 x 23-3/4 inches (42.5 x 60.3 cm) (sheet) Signed lower right: B. Perlin HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Bernard Perlin (American b. 1918), Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty, Unframed Linen Backed Poster, Overall including linen back: 42 x 29 1/4 in. (106.68 x 74.30 cm.)
        Sep. 20, 2022

        Bernard Perlin (American b. 1918), Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty, Unframed Linen Backed Poster, Overall including linen back: 42 x 29 1/4 in. (106.68 x 74.30 cm.)

        Est: $50 - $100

        Bernard Perlin (American b. 1918), Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty, Unframed Linen Backed Poster, OWI poster No. 26; U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-502684

        Weschler's
      • BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) Union Square Pickup.
        Aug. 18, 2022

        BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) Union Square Pickup.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) Union Square Pickup. Silverpoint on card. 286x177 mm; 11 1/4x7 inches. Signed and dates in silverpoint, lower right recto. 1942. Provenance: Estate of the artist; private collection, Los Angeles.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Original WWII 1943 Poster - Let 'Em Have It by Bernard Perlin
        Jun. 21, 2022

        Original WWII 1943 Poster - Let 'Em Have It by Bernard Perlin

        Est: $400 - $800

        Let ‘Em Have It is a 1943 World War II American public service announcement for Bonds supporting the Fourth War Loan.Bernard Perlin's artwork places the viewer right in the thick of battle. The soldier's outstretched arm reaches across the composition as his hand clutches a live grenade perfectly placed at the text "Buy Extra Bonds." The Fourth War Loan Drive began on January 18 and ran until February 15, 1944. The initial goal was $14 billion. The final sales were $16.7 billion ($227.2 billion today accounting for inflation), with nearly 70 million separate bonds sold. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist working in the Magic Realism style. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let ‘Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • Bernard Perlin, New York, Connecticut (1918 - 2014), Leaders Hanging, 1943, political drawing, charcoal on paper, 13 7/8"H x 11"W (sight), 20"H x 17"W (mat)
        Jun. 04, 2022

        Bernard Perlin, New York, Connecticut (1918 - 2014), Leaders Hanging, 1943, political drawing, charcoal on paper, 13 7/8"H x 11"W (sight), 20"H x 17"W (mat)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Bernard Perlin New York, Connecticut, (1918 - 2014) Leaders Hanging, 1943, political drawing charcoal on paper signed and dated lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist. Bernard Perlin, Painter of Varied Styles, Dies By WILLIAM YARDLEY, JAN. 28, 2014 Bernard Perlin, an American painter who displayed a mastery of light and line across seven decades and a wide range of work, including wartime propaganda posters, street scenes of New York and effervescent views of Italy, died on Jan. 14 at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his niece, Janice Barson-Ryone. Mr. Perlin worked for the government and later as an artist-correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines during World War II before he began building a reputation in New York galleries in the late 1940s. His early gallery work reflected the realist influence of Ben Shahn, who had been a colleague at the United States Office of War Information in 1942 and 1943. Perhaps Mr. Perlin's most notable work from this period is Orthodox Boys, from 1948, which depicts two Jewish boys discussing a Jewish text in front of a wall covered with graffiti. Lincoln Kirstein, the arts impresario, bought the painting, and it is now in the collection of the Tate Gallery in London. In what would prove a pattern, Mr. Perlin soon changed directions. He spent 1948 through 1954 in Italy, and his work turned brighter. In 1955, he exhibited new paintings at the Catherine Viviano Gallery on East 57th Street. Stuart Preston, in a review in The New York Times, praised Mr. Perlin's handling of light, saying of one landscape painting, Capri, "I venture to call this picture a masterpiece." ("Capri" is now in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.) Mr. Preston was less complimentary of some of Mr. Perlin's architectural paintings in the exhibition, which, he said, "tend to evaporate into mere scene painting." By the late 1950s, figurative painting was giving way to Abstract Expressionism. Mr. Perlin shifted, too, but not stylistically. He bought a house in Ridgefield in 1959 and moved there full time. He told The Ridgefield Press last year that he had moved "to escape the artificial, ego-pressured world of artists in New York, competing with each other to make the most money," adding, "I really hated those parties where the person who's talking to you is looking over his shoulder to find someone who's more important." In Peter Steinhart's book "The Undressed Art: Why We Draw" (2004), Mr. Perlin was quoted as saying of Abstract Expressionism: "Their painting is millionaire art. Who else can afford it? Or live with it?" Bernard Perlin was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Richmond, Va., the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia. His father and grandfather were tailors. Prompted by one of his high school art teachers, his parents enrolled him at the New York School of Design in 1934. He studied there for two years, then for a year at the National Academy of Design Art School and a year at the Art Students League. He received a fellowship to paint in Poland in 1938, then painted murals for the Treasury Department and the United States Maritime Commission. Some of his works for the Office of War Information have become well known. One was a poster of a muscular G.I. about to hurl a grenade. "Let 'em have it," the poster says. "Buy extra bonds." While painting for Life and Fortune during the war, Mr. Perlin was embedded with American forces in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. In addition to Ms. Barson-Ryone, his survivors include his husband, Edward Newell. Mr. Perlin largely stopped painting in the 1970s, though he had recently begun to paint again, and he long outlived many of the people who traveled in the same circles in New York in the 1940s and '50s.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Bernard Perlin, New York, Connecticut (1918 - 2014), untitled figures, 1943 political drawing, graphite on paper, 13 7/8"H x 11"W (sight), 20"H x 17"W (mat)
        Jun. 04, 2022

        Bernard Perlin, New York, Connecticut (1918 - 2014), untitled figures, 1943 political drawing, graphite on paper, 13 7/8"H x 11"W (sight), 20"H x 17"W (mat)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Bernard Perlin New York, Connecticut, (1918 - 2014) untitled figures, 1943 political drawing graphite on paper signed and dated lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist. Bernard Perlin, Painter of Varied Styles, Dies By WILLIAM YARDLEY, JAN. 28, 2014 Bernard Perlin, an American painter who displayed a mastery of light and line across seven decades and a wide range of work, including wartime propaganda posters, street scenes of New York and effervescent views of Italy, died on Jan. 14 at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his niece, Janice Barson-Ryone. Mr. Perlin worked for the government and later as an artist-correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines during World War II before he began building a reputation in New York galleries in the late 1940s. His early gallery work reflected the realist influence of Ben Shahn, who had been a colleague at the United States Office of War Information in 1942 and 1943. Perhaps Mr. Perlin's most notable work from this period is Orthodox Boys, from 1948, which depicts two Jewish boys discussing a Jewish text in front of a wall covered with graffiti. Lincoln Kirstein, the arts impresario, bought the painting, and it is now in the collection of the Tate Gallery in London. In what would prove a pattern, Mr. Perlin soon changed directions. He spent 1948 through 1954 in Italy, and his work turned brighter. In 1955, he exhibited new paintings at the Catherine Viviano Gallery on East 57th Street. Stuart Preston, in a review in The New York Times, praised Mr. Perlin's handling of light, saying of one landscape painting, Capri, "I venture to call this picture a masterpiece." ("Capri" is now in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.) Mr. Preston was less complimentary of some of Mr. Perlin's architectural paintings in the exhibition, which, he said, "tend to evaporate into mere scene painting." By the late 1950s, figurative painting was giving way to Abstract Expressionism. Mr. Perlin shifted, too, but not stylistically. He bought a house in Ridgefield in 1959 and moved there full time. He told The Ridgefield Press last year that he had moved "to escape the artificial, ego-pressured world of artists in New York, competing with each other to make the most money," adding, "I really hated those parties where the person who's talking to you is looking over his shoulder to find someone who's more important." In Peter Steinhart's book "The Undressed Art: Why We Draw" (2004), Mr. Perlin was quoted as saying of Abstract Expressionism: "Their painting is millionaire art. Who else can afford it? Or live with it?" Bernard Perlin was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Richmond, Va., the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia. His father and grandfather were tailors. Prompted by one of his high school art teachers, his parents enrolled him at the New York School of Design in 1934. He studied there for two years, then for a year at the National Academy of Design Art School and a year at the Art Students League. He received a fellowship to paint in Poland in 1938, then painted murals for the Treasury Department and the United States Maritime Commission. Some of his works for the Office of War Information have become well known. One was a poster of a muscular G.I. about to hurl a grenade. "Let 'em have it," the poster says. "Buy extra bonds." While painting for Life and Fortune during the war, Mr. Perlin was embedded with American forces in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. In addition to Ms. Barson-Ryone, his survivors include his husband, Edward Newell. Mr. Perlin largely stopped painting in the 1970s, though he had recently begun to paint again, and he long outlived many of the people who traveled in the same circles in New York in the 1940s and '50s.

        Ripley Auctions
      • Original American World War II Poster FIGHT FOR LIBERTY
        May. 21, 2022

        Original American World War II Poster FIGHT FOR LIBERTY

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Perlin, Bernard 1918 - Americans will always fight for liberty Offset 1943 39.7 x 28.3 in. (101 x 72 cm) Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office Condition Details: (B+/A-) was folded, small edge tears, minor surface browning, staple holes at the edges and in the corners#USA #World War II #History

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Bernard Perlin American, 1918-2014 Dead Sparrows, 1951
        Sep. 15, 2021

        Bernard Perlin American, 1918-2014 Dead Sparrows, 1951

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Bernard Perlin American, 1918-2014 Dead Sparrows, 1951 Signed and dated Bernard Perlin 1951 (lr) Casein tempera on board 7 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches C Property of a Palm Beach Gentleman

        DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Avenge December 7. 1942.
        Jul. 20, 2021

        Avenge December 7. 1942.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,200

        ARTIST: BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) SIZE: 22 1/4 x 28 in./56.4 x 71.2 cm PRINTER: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. DESCRIPTION: As a solemn reminder of the Pearl Harbor attack—and as an effort to promote patriotism—Bernard Perlin has depicted a sailor with his fists clenched, looming above a sinking naval ship. Perlin attended the New York School of Design, National Academy of Design, and the New York Arts Student League before joining the Office of War Information in 1942. He created a wide array of WWII-related posters during this time, and continued to create paintings and advertisements for the Government after the war ended. (Modern; War & Propaganda; American)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Bernard Perlin Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty Original WWII poster
        Feb. 05, 2021

        Bernard Perlin Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty Original WWII poster

        Est: $400 - $600

        Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty.Bernard Perlin poster. Printed by the Office of War Information (OWI no. 26), 1943. Good condition, original fold marks. 22in. x28 in.

        Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • WWII AVENGE DECEMBER 7 PEARL HARBOR POSTER WW2
        Dec. 12, 2020

        WWII AVENGE DECEMBER 7 PEARL HARBOR POSTER WW2

        Est: $300 - $500

        AVENGE DECEMBER 7, 1942. Original US WW2 Poster 26 x 32 inches framed. Designed by Perlin, Bernard, 1918-2014 for the Office of War Information, this propaganda poster was published in 1942 and is one of the more iconic images of WW2 showing a sailor punching his fist out to the observer in act of revenge amid a burning ship in Pearl Harbor. Original folds to this poster is in very fine condition.

        Milestone Auctions
      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord
        Nov. 21, 2020

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord

        Est: €800 - €1,600

        1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage VINTAGE POSTER on Paper not lined

        Artprecium
      • Bernard Perlin Boy Sleeping
        Oct. 24, 2020

        Bernard Perlin Boy Sleeping

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        Bernard Perlin (American, 1918-2014) Boy Sleeping Oil on canvas Signed B. Perlin, upper right

        Larsen Art Auction
      • Bernard Perlin, (American, 1918-2014), Male Nude, 1948, silverpoint on Strathmore Seconds, 14 3/4" x 11 5/8"
        Sep. 13, 2020

        Bernard Perlin, (American, 1918-2014), Male Nude, 1948, silverpoint on Strathmore Seconds, 14 3/4" x 11 5/8"

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        signed and dated lower left; inscribed Jan 7, 1948

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) Shepherd Boy (Aldo Brancacci).
        Aug. 13, 2020

        BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) Shepherd Boy (Aldo Brancacci).

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) Shepherd Boy (Aldo Brancacci) . Silverpoint on heavy wove paper. 400x300 mm; 15 3/4x12 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left recto. 1953. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, The Andy Warhol Collection, April 24-26, 1988, lot 1005, with the label on the frame back; Michaan's Auctions, October, 4, 2009, lot 533; The Modern Art Exchange, Oakland, March 15, 2014, lot 1050; private collection, New York. Published Michael Schreiber, One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin, Bruno Gmünder, Berlin, 2016, page 168.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942
        Jul. 11, 2020

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942

        Est: €800 - €1,600

        1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined B.E. B + petites déchirrures, plis / small tears, folds

        Mirabaud-Mercier
      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942
        Jun. 25, 2020

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942

        Est: €800 - €1,600

        1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined B.E. B + petites déchirrures, plis / small tears, folds

        Mirabaud-Mercier
      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942
        May. 10, 2020

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942

        Est: €1,600 - €3,200

        1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined B.E. B + petites déchirrures, plis / small tears, folds

        Artprecium
      • Avenge December 7. 1942.
        Feb. 24, 2019

        Avenge December 7. 1942.

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        ARTIST: BERNARD PERLIN (1918-2014) SIZE: 28 1/2 x 40 3/8 in./72.4 x 102.5 cm PRINTER: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. DESCRIPTION: As a solemn reminder of the Pearl Harbor attack—and as an effort to promote patriotism—Bernard Perlin has depicted a sailor with his fists clenched, looming above a sinking naval ship. Perlin attended the New York School of Design, National Academy of Design, and the New York Arts Student League before joining the Office of War Information in 1942. He created a wide array of WWII-related posters during this time, and continued to create paintings and advertisements for the Government after the war ended. (Propaganda)

        Poster Auctions International Inc
      • Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty Original Vintage WWII Poster
        Feb. 21, 2019

        Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty Original Vintage WWII Poster

        Est: $450 - $650

        During the Second World War, the United States Government sought to promote patriotism and in this image we are reminded patriotism has been a fundamental part of the American spirit since 1778. Americans fight for freedom and liberty through all conflicts. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) is best known for his World War II posters as well as his long career as a fine artist in the style of Magic Realism. Perlin attended the New York School of Design and later the Arts Students League. Shortly afterward, he began work for the Office of War Information and later served as an artist correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines. His wartime posters are well known and highly collected including his "Let ‘Em Have It" and "Americans Always Fight For Liberty." This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • BERNARD PERLIN (AMERICAN, 1918-2014) BOB COURTRIGHT, 1953 PENCIL ON PAPER 12-3/4
        Sep. 23, 2018

        BERNARD PERLIN (AMERICAN, 1918-2014) BOB COURTRIGHT, 1953 PENCIL ON PAPER 12-3/4

        Est: $400 - $600

        Bernard Perlin (American, 1918-2014) Bob Courtright, 1953 Pencil on paper 12-3/4 x 9-3/8 inches (32.4 x 23.8 cm) (sight) Signed, dated, and titled lower left: Bernard Perlin 1953 / Bob Courtright 1953 HID04901242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord
        Feb. 02, 2018

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord

        Est: €400 - €800

        1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined

        Artprecium
      • Poster by Bernard Perlin - Americans will always fight for liberty
        Dec. 16, 2017

        Poster by Bernard Perlin - Americans will always fight for liberty

        Est: €100 - €200

        Americans will always fight for liberty - 56x71, 1943, on linen by Bernard Perlin (1918-2014)

        Van Sabben Poster Auctions
      • ORIGINAL VINTAGE WWII POSTER AVENGE DECEMBER 7TH - SMALL
        Sep. 28, 2017

        ORIGINAL VINTAGE WWII POSTER AVENGE DECEMBER 7TH - SMALL

        Est: $300 - $500

        This dramatic image was created by the noted artist Bernard Perlin in 1942 to promote patriotism on the American home front after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That event brought Japan into the War and compelled the United States to focus on fighting the attack from Japan at the same time as combatting Germany and Italy. The American people were reminded of the loss of lives in Pearl Harbor as the image shows the destruction of the naval vessel. This is the small format issued by the U.S. Government Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) was an American painter primarily known for creating many American posters during WWII and for magic realism paintings of American life. Educated at the New York School of Design, National Academy of Design, and the New York Arts Student League. He entered the Office of War Information in 1942. His post war career focused on original painting both for private companies as well as for the Government. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is not mounted with subtle folds as issued by the U.S. Government and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

        The Ross Art Group, Inc
      • PERLIN BERNARD Avenge December 7th 1942 U.S. Government printing
        Sep. 05, 2017

        PERLIN BERNARD Avenge December 7th 1942 U.S. Government printing

        Est: €600 - €1,200

        PERLIN BERNARD Avenge December 7th 1942 U.S. Government printing office 3940/7870 FF

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      • Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty 1778 - 1943 1943
        Jun. 30, 2017

        Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty 1778 - 1943 1943

        Est: €600 - €1,200

        Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty 1778 - 1943 1943 We Who Fight in the people's Cause Will Never Stop Until that Cause is Won

        Artprecium
      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942
        Jun. 30, 2017

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942

        Est: €450 - €900

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942

        Artprecium
      • Original American World War II Production Poster
        Apr. 29, 2017

        Original American World War II Production Poster

        Est: $220 - $360

        Artist: Perlin, Bernard 1918 -. You make it right, they'll make it fight. Technique: Offset 1942. Size: 40.1 x 28.3 in. (102 x 72 cm). Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. Condition Details: (A-) was folded, on linen. Estimate: $360. Reserve / Starting Price: $220.

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty 1778 - 1943 1943
        Mar. 10, 2017

        Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty 1778 - 1943 1943

        Est: €600 - €1,200

        Americans Will Always Fight For Liberty 1778 - 1943 1943 1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined B.E. B + Plis & déchirures / folds & tears U.S. Government printing office

        Artprecium
      • Avenge December 7th 1942
        Mar. 10, 2017

        Avenge December 7th 1942

        Est: €450 - €900

        Avenge December 7th 1942 1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined B.E. B + plis, déchirures & petits manques dans les marges / folds, tears & missing paper in the margins U.S. Government printing office

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      • Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942
        Mar. 10, 2017

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942

        Est: €450 - €900

        Strong in the Strength of the Lord 1942 1 Affiche Non-Entoilée / Vintage Poster on Paper not lined B.E. B + petites déchirrures, plis / small tears, folds We Who Fight in the people's Cause Will Never Stop Until that Cause is WonU.S. Government printing office

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