|When WWII started, Howard Brodie was a sports artist for The San Francisco Chronicle. He became one of Yank magazine's best-known artists during thew ar. He painted everything from Guadalcanal to the Battle of the Bulge and had an uncanny ability to capture the emotions of his subjects and record a scene with great attention to detail. He put himself in combat situations many times an received the Bronze Star. After the war Brodie became a courtroom artist and recorded many famous trials, including those of the Chicago Seven, Charles Manson and General Westmoreland. Brodie never fully severed his ties to the military and was a combat artist in Korea, French Indochina, and Vietnam. He now lives in San Miguel, California.|
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