John Falter’s Heroes

John Falter
If You Tell Where He’s Going…
poster, c. 1940s
Gift of Warren Whitted
Museum of Nebraska Art

August 23 – December 11, 2016
John Falter (1910-1982) was a native Nebraskan who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and The Art Students League of New York City. He was a successful illustrator before he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. Commissioned a lieutenant on special art assignments, Falter created more than 300 recruiting pamphlets and posters along with a notable series of 12 portraits of war heroes published in Esquire magazine. A selection from that series comprises this exhibition.

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