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Works by McClelland Barclay in the Navy Art Collection

Official Portraits

 

Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, 1942
48-031-C

 

 

Admiral King was Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet from 30 December 1941 to 2 September 1945. This portrait was used as the basis for a poster with the caption "Admiral King Needs Your Help - Buy War Bonds!" Unfortunately, an example of the poster does not exist in the Collection.

 

Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King
Photograph of 48-031-C
66-050-KK

 
McClelland Barclay signed this photograph of his painting of Admiral King and gave it to Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz.

 

Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (Detail)
Photograph of 48-031-C
66-050-KK

  

The ink inscription reads: "Admiral King for Admiral Nimitz with my admiration "Hoomoanna `o noi" McClelland Barclay July 1, 1942"

 

Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, 1942
42-003-A

 

 

Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, Admiral Ingersoll spent several months of 1942 gathering information from commanders up and down the east coast of the United States regarding German U-boat activity. His close contact with his officers enabled him to know local conditions and thus to deploy his forces where they could be most useful. Under his sagacious leadership, the Atlantic Fleet slowly, but surely, turned the tide against the dreaded Nazi submarines.

 

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, ca. 1942
88-168-A

 
General Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander and the man behind the Normandy invasion.

 

 

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Online Exhibits that feature McClelland Barclay's work

Recruiting Posters for Women from World War II -- The WAVES
Navy Art Gallery exhibit: The Normandy Invasion

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17 May 2005