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Selected GWOT Art From the
Army Art Collection

The following are selected artwork from the Army Art Collection. Please click here for additional information about the Army Art Program.



Master Sergeant Martin J. Cervantez

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"I Got Your Six"
3'x4' Oil Painting

Members of 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1/26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, perform a security halt during a mounted patrol on 9 November, 2008. The security halt allowed soldiers to interact with Afghani locals running a voting office for local elections. The mounted patrol was part of a Humanitarian Assistance mission in the local village. The soldiers on this patrol were stationed at FOB (Forward Operation Base) Blessing located in the north east part of Afghanistan near the Pakistan Border. Photographs taken by MSG Martin J. Cervantez on his deployment to Afghanistan were used as reference material for the painting.

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"Picture Day"
30"x40" Oil Painting

SPC Billings, a member of 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1/26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, collects iris, fingerprint, and photo data using a HIIDE (Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment) biometric system. Whenever a camera is pulled out, a crowd is drawn! Afghanis love to have their pictures taken which assists in the data collection process. Data is collected from all military age males in each village to help identify both current and future hostiles and insurgent forces. The data collection was part of a Humanitarian Assistance mission in a local village near FOB (Forward Operation Base) Blessing, Northeast Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. Photographs taken by MSG Martin J. Cervantez on his deployment to Afghanistan were used as reference material for the painting.

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"Tailgating Over The Valley"
3'x4'Oil Painting

SGT Espejo II, and SGT Mendez from the California National Guard sit on the tailgate of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and watch out over a valley in Northeastern Afghanistan while on a personnel delivery mission. Smoke from evasive flares can be seen trailing the aircraft reminding everyone on board that no flight is routine and that they are still in hostile territory. Photographs taken by MSG Martin J. Cervantez on his deployment to Afghanistan were used as reference material for the painting.

 
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"A Huge Responsibility"
3'x4'Oil Painting

11 November, 2008, 2nd Lieutenant Patrick Farrell of The American Provincial Police Mentor Team (PMT-P), 1st BN/203rd Corps, Regional Police Advisory Command Ė East (RPAC-E) and his interpreter are meeting with the ANP (Afghan National Police) Chief in the town of Khost in Southeastern Afghanistan to review local situations and provides mentorship on several issues. The two work out logistical and tactical problems and ensure that they are working with coordinated efforts toward common strategic goals. The interpreter is covering his face so that he canít be identified by anyone that may have ties with the Taliban or Al-Qaida. PMTs are training the ANP for combat (infantry and basic training) as well as police missions.

Photographs taken by MSG Martin J. Cervantez on his deployment to Afghanistan were used as reference material for the painting.

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"Treacherous Corner"
30’x48’Oil Painting

Members of 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1/26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, negotiate a turn on a narrow road along the cliffs of a small village while a mounted patrol on 9 November, 2008. This type of road is very dangerous and leaves the patrol with nowhere to go if ambushed by the enemy. The soldiers on this patrol were stationed at FOB (Forward Operation Base) Blessing located in the north east part of Afghanistan near the Pakistan Border. Photographs taken by MSG Martin J. Cervantez on his deployment to Afghanistan were used as reference material for the painting.

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"Dust Devils"
Oil on canvas

A mounted patrol convoy returns to FOB Salerno on November 14, 2008. The vehicle on the left is the Afghan National Police escorting mine-resistant vehicles from the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, Guns of Glory, 101st Airborne Division.

 
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"Heading Out "
Watercolor, on paper

A squad of 101st Airborne Division soldiers are heading out of the wire on a dismounted patrol near FOB Gardez in Northeastern Afghanistan.

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"Extra Duty "
Watercolor, on paper

A U.S. soldier from the 101st Airborne Divisionís Aviation Regiment is painting Jersey Barriers while performing his extra duty at FOB Salerno.

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"Early Morning"
Watercolor, on paper

A U.S. soldier conducts individual hygiene on Bagram Air Field in Northeastern Afghanistan.

 
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"U.S./Afghan Convoy"
Watercolor, on paper

U.S. Army and Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicles travel through rolling terrain between villages during a Humanitarian Assistance Mission.

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"Patrolling from the Turret"
Watercolor, on paper

A soldier keeps watch from his turret during a security halt while on a mounted combat patrol near the city of Khowst, Northeastern Afghanistan.

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"Training in Iraq"
Watercolor, on paper

SPC Amanda Erskine from the 4th Psychological Operations Group practices her I.V. administering skills during a Special Operations Combat Lifesaver training event conducted during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM near Camp Slayer outside of Baghdad.

 


Sergeant First Class Darrold Peters

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"A Slice of Life"
Ft. Meade, Maryland
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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Armor on the Hunt
Karbala, Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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Bug Hunt - IEDS
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

 
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Cav Trooper
near Tal Afar, Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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Chat Among Friends
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"Dust Off"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Watercolors, Corel Painter IX.5

 
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Fix It Sarge
Baghdad, Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"Fuel Stop"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"Get the Bad Guys"
SFC Darrold Peters
Watercolor

 
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"Guarding the Future"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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Helmand Province, Afghanistan
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"Hitchin' a Ride"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

 
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"Keeping Them Clean"
Afghanistan
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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"Knock Knock"
Afghanistan
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5
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"Pair of Helos Over Iraq"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

 
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"Reload"
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"Secure LZ"
Musayi, Afghanistan
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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"Set Perimeter in Iraq"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

 
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"Stop For Directions"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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"Supertroop"
Soldier in Iraq, 2006
SFC Darrold Peters
Colored Pencil, Brush Marker

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"Taking Objective Peach"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

 
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"The Shave"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

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"Trooper Fred"
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Watercolor, Brush Pen, Watercolor Pencil

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"Twilight Warrior"
Fallujah, Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Acrylics, 24"x 18"

 
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"Under Fire"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"A Walk in the Dark"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, ArtRage 2.0

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"A Walk in the Dark - Charcoal"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Charcoal Study

 
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"Watchful Eye (Giving Security)"
Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Watercolors, Corel Painter IX.5

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"What's Behind the Pink Door"
Fallujah, Iraq
SFC Darrold Peters, 2006
Digital Oils, Corel Painter IX.5

 


SFC Elzie Golden

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Tracking Bin Laden
SFC Elzie Golden
Oil on canvas
2002

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Satan's Sandbox
SFC Elzie Golden
Oil
Iraq, 2003

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"Street Fight"
SFC Elzie Golden
Oil
Iraq, 2003

 
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The Hizara Province
SFC Elzie Golden
Oil
Afghanistan, 2003

 


MSG Christopher Thiel

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Another Day at the Office
MSG Christopher Thiel, 2006
18'x24' Oil

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Brothers in Arms
MSG Christopher Thiel, 2006
18"x24" Charcoal

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"Disarming the Sword, 744th EOD"
MSG Christopher Thiel, 1999
18"x24" Charcoal

 
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"Disarming the Sword, 744th EOD"
MSG Christopher Thiel, 1999
18"x24" Charcoal