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Spanish Civil War

Bull's Eye

by Edward Hagedorn

During the Spanish Civil War, the American Artists’ Congress officially supported Republican Spain, and encouraged its members to use military conflicts as subjects in their works. 

Hagedorn’s Bull’s Eye, a condemnation of war deaths, came as a response to this call.  His central figure represents the deaths of the Spanish Civil War, as do the barbed wire/graveyard crosses in the backyard. 

On a wider scale, Hagedorn’s image can be interpreted as calling attention to the individual responsibility of each soldier for the deaths he caused.

(Pohl 65)

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Edward Hagedorn, Bull's Eye

Edward Hagedorn, Bull’s Eye, 1938.  Etching, 19 ¾ x 16 in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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