Book Information:

The Battalion Artist: A Navy Seabee’s Sketchbook of War in the South Pacific, 1943-1945

Written by Janice Blake and edited by Nancy Bellantoni

Natale (Nat) Bellantoni had known since childhood that he wanted to be an artist. When he packed his bags and took leave of his family and his sweetheart to go to war as a U.S. Navy Seabee, he knew that the best way to manage the narrative of his life and to cope with the ups and downs of his feelings was to create images—visual records that spoke of what he felt, as well as what he saw.

Come to the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum to meet Janice Blake and Nancy Bellantoni and learn more about Nat’s story and hear about their journey preserving it.

After the presentation, Janice and Nancy will sign copies of their book.

 


<p>The Battalion Artist:</p>
<p>A Navy Seabee’s Sketchbook of War in the South Pacific, 1943-1945</p>