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Dakota Life: The Art of War

Vietnam painting

Since its early existence, art has always been a creative medium for telling stories and providing perspective.

Famous painter, Harvey Dunn, used art to chronicle life from the prairies of South Dakota to the battlefields of World War one. As a combat artist, Dunn witnessed and captured the experience of war using paintings rather than pictures.

Years later in the Vietnam war, two South Dakotans also followed a similar path. Their story examines the life of a combat artist, the legacy of Vietnam and the significance from the art of war.

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