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WW 1 Doughboy
WW 1 Doughboy  
Dear Dan
Recently I started  going through a collection of paper ephemera of a WW 1 veteran that I acquired from his estate years ago.
The veteran, whose name and rank was Corporal James D. Martin was a field correspondent for the American Expeditionary Force newspaper “Stars and Stripes” during the WW 1 conflict.

Among the many historical documents in this private collection , including a signed Christmas letter from the Commander- in Chief of American Expeditionary Force, General John Pershing, to the staff of he “Stars and Stripes”.
I also discovered a 5 ¾” x 9” colored pencil drawing of an American Doughboy sitting at a table in his uniform and drinking a cup of coffee or tea.

Although the drawing was not signed, I have reason to believe that it was the work of one of two staff artists of the “Stars and Stripes“ , namely Abian A. (Wally) Walgren  or  Leroy C. Baldridge; both of whom had gone on to gain notoriety, in the art world, in their own right in later years.

Not being well versed in the matters of art, I wondered if you can point me in the right direction in seeking the advice of anyone who can identify the work of the artist responsible for the drawing.  

Your help and knowledge in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Frank Pietrzak

This type of thing requires research, no matter who helps you.

I have researched other similar items in the past.

If you want to persue it, send images and all details to:

You can include a phone number, the email is private.


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I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


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Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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