Circa 1950 original art work in original framing; one signed by artist.
These two framed patch/ artwork pieces came together, and belonged to an infantry officer who served in both of these units. I apologize for not remembering his name. The artist “Hellenga” is not the officer in question.
Both artworks have a characteristic look about them, particularly the 3rd Armored Division patch with damaged treads, and mangled barrel.
Each piece of art is in a narrow black wood frame (11 x 14 approx.). The patches are done in watercolor, with details done with pen. The artwork is most likely laid down on 1/8 inch cardboard. The frames show wear, loose at some corners, and loose on the back (the 2nd Division mostly). Some rippling on the 3rd Armored.
Nicely done, and good looking.