The Art of Patriotism

Happy July Fourth, Maine by Jann Alexander © 2013-6268

Happy July Fourth, Maine by Jann Alexander © 2013


Artists have painted flags for as long as artists have painted, from Claude Monet to Norman Rockwell to Jasper Johns . . . and photographers have made countless memorable images of the American flag, none more famous than Joe Rosenthal‘s triumphant image of the flag raising over Iwo Jima in 1945—the ultimate expression of patriotism. Happy Birthday, America.

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