Beautiful sketches in pencil, pen & ink, and occasionally ink wash, by this artist, writer, professional soldier who lived from 1893-1944.
Edited by Arnold Rosenfeld. Introduction by John Graves.
John William Thomason Jr. (1893 - 1944) enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1917 and served until his death in 1944, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. During a posting in Dover, Delaware, he met an old Marine Corps Base Quantico classmate and comrade in arms from the World War, Laurence Stallings, famed for authoring What Price Glory? Stallings introduced him to the editor of Scribner's Magazine who engaged Thomason to write and illustrate for the magazine whilst remaining on active duty with the Marine Corps. Between 1926 and 1943, Thomason wrote and illustrated over sixty short stories and magazine articles and wrote and edited book reviews for the American Mercury magazine.