Edward Reep is an American artist. During World War II , he became a combat artist for the United States Army and was sent to Italy. Reep painted depictions of the war. These watercolor and gouache works became property of the War Department at the Pentagon. Additional war-time works produced after 1945 are in various museums including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
Although he has never restricted himself to any one medium, Reep has often painted with watercolors. His works from the late 1930s are classic California Style regional watercolors. By the 1950s, he was working in the more modern abstract style for which he received several awards and some national exposure. He was hired as chairman of the art department and honored as Artist in Residence at East Carolina University and has authored two books: “The Content of Watercolor” and “A Combat Artist in World War II.”
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