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Robert Charles Haun (1903-1975)

 

Same Spot, a Flag Ceremony
Robert Charles Haun #50
Pencil on paper, 6 January 1956
88-192-AX

 

 

 

Nite Shift Exodus
Robert Charles Haun #51
Pencil on paper, 6 January 1956
88-192-AY

 

Artist inscribed on reverse: "Freezing cold tonight midnight 6 Jan 1956."

 

Supplies and Homes Building Up at Little America
Robert Charles Haun #12
Oil on canvas, 1956
88-192-L

 

 

 

John Schneider on Ladder--Hammering Cleat
Robert Charles Haun #52
Pencil on paper, 7 January 1956
88-192-AZ

 

A cleat is a continuous metal strip used to secure two or more metal roof components together.

 

Thru Window of a D8
Robert Charles Haun # 60
Watercolor & ink on paper, 20 January 1956
88-192-BH

 

Haun often sketched from the seat of a D8 Caterpillar or other type of tractor, which provided him a good perch to view the men's activities while offering some protection against the harsh temperatures and strong wind. In this sketch, Haun shows us the scene from the D8's rearview or sideview mirror. Seabee "Smitty" is making repairs to another D8. A man standing by the fire attends to radio communications.

 

Original Repair Shop at Kainan Bay 1/4 Mile From Ice Edge
Robert Charles Haun #36
Watercolor, 31 December 1955
88-192-AJ

 

 

 

CDR Whitney and LT Slosser Discussing Problems at Little America V
Robert Charles Haun #59
Watercolor & pencil on paper, 19 January 1956
88-192-BG

 

In the background, a Caterpillar D8 banks snow around the footings of a new building.

 

 

Little America V
Robert Charles Haun #61
Watercolor, pastel & pencil on paper, 20 January 1956
88-192-BI

 

This sketch is a good example of Haun's practice of leaving himself "color notes." Months later when he was at home in his studio, phrases like "Bright blue shadows" or "changeable sky" would help him flesh out an oil painting.

 

 

Online Exhibits that feature Robert Charles Haun's work

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06 March 2003