Michigan State University/Army Specialized Training Program (MSU ASTP) - WWII Drawings.
Pencil cartoon drawing of two men doing carpentry with a big pot belly stove in the background. Caption reads, "Mr. Grout & I at work -- I am acting as ballast to keep plank from moving."
Maurice explained that while he was waiting to be drafted he finished two years in college. During that time someone told him the Coast Guard was hiring civilians to work at their stations and had hired a retired cabinet maker to contribute to the war effort. The first task was to make a waterproof water trough from 2" x 8" planks. Maurice was hired to be his temporary assistant. Some of those planks were warped so Maurice was to him sit on them to flatten it out. When the coast guard found out that was all the cabinet maker would let him do; they gave him a job as a painter.
Hard-edge painting of a road through the Big Thompson mountain gorge.
acrylic, 30" x 20"
Located in the President's Office of the Lieuallen Administration Building.
Courtesy of the Alfred P. Maurice Art Collection; Maurice.042.
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