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The Art of
ROBERT M. BALDWIN
Military Artist and Creator of His Time
(Last Revised 4/1/2019)

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MILITARY ART

      A brief history of Robert Baldwin may be found by following this link: ROBERT M BALDWIN HISTORY.

     Robert served from February 1943 through the end of World War II when he was discharged on January 16, 1946. He was sent to Europe in January of 1945 and saw action in the Rhine Jump - Operation Varsity as part of the larger Operation Plunder at which time the allied armies crossed the Rhine River and entered into Germany on March 24, 1945. He was a member of the first army of occupation in Berlin at the war's end. Although he was an active pictorial recorder of his environment no matter where he was, it was during this period in Germany that he sketched many of the military pictures which are displayed here. He converted them to water color art when he returned to the United States. Others were created from his memories of the times and are appropriately dated. These pictures and descriptions are valuable, first-hand views, recollections and commentaries on the war action by a common soldier. Values quoted are estimates of the value of the originals at the time of the artist's death in 2003 and are based on the content of the pictures, their collectability and of the reputation of the artist. Some pictures have been purchased and their values are noted. The value of subsequent reprints of donated works have been based on the actual reproduction cost of the collections.

The Robert M. Baldwin Collection

"The Hunter is Starving"
Operation Dragoon - 1944 - Southern France
509 Parachute Infantry Combat Team - The artist's vision -  circa 1993
(Value - $1,000.00 - ori
ginal size – 22.25”x17.25”)

 

  "Look For the Red Roof"
Operation Varsity - over the Rhine
March 24 - 10+ O'clock - "DZ W" - 1990
(Value - $1,500.00 – original size – 24”x16.5”)

 


  "NAM" - 1968
Artist's vision - 1993.
(Value - $1,000.00 – original size – 21.375”x14.25”)

 

"Enough!"
Marines, South Pacific WWII.
Artist's vision - 1994.
(Value - $1,000.00 – original size – 17.375”x22.75”)

"Incoming CG4A Gliders"
Wesel 1945 - Artist's vision - 1993.
(Value - $1,000.00 – original size – 21.25”x14.0”)

 

"Street Sketches" with captions
Berlin – 1945 - original sketches
(Value - $2,000.00 – original size – 21.75”x14.0”)

 

"Street Sketches" with readable captions
Berlin – 1945 - original sketches - attachment to original in plastic holder
(Value - $30.00 – original size – 5”x7”)

"Looking North Down Adolph Hitler Strasse"
Essen - April 11, 1945 - original sketch
(Value - $1,500.00 – original size – 22.0”x14.0”)

 

 

"The Drop Zone"
March 24, 1945 - 10:08 O'Clock
N.W. of Wesel, Germany - sketch from memory 1993

(Value - $1,500.00 – original size – 23.0”x12.625”)

 

"Combat - Over the Dead"
The Drop Zone - Land of the Quick or the Dead - Artist's vision - circa 1993
(Value - $1,000.00 – original size – 13.0”x9.75”)

 

"Mute and smoldering reminders
that bordered our path through Essen."

Inscription on front of painting. Original sketch - 1945

(Value - $1,500.00 – original size – 9.75”x6.125”)

 

"Blazing Skies"
"By night the skies were ablaze with weird colors and shadows as farm houses and towns blazed furiously.
In these places some fanatics chose to fight it out regardless of cost." Original sketch - 1945.

(Value - $1,500.00 – original size – 11.75”x4.875”)

"General Anthony C. "Nuts" McAuliffe
Commander of the 101st troops at Bastogne, Belgium
who delivered the famous reply of "Nuts" when asked by the
Germans to surrender. Robert Baldwin created the artwork for this award.

(Value - $800.00 – original size – 8”x10”)

 

"Hitler"
The artist's vision - circa 1993
(Value - $500.00 – original size – 7”x9”)

"Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gerg von Rundstedt"
Field Marshal in command of the German forces at the end of the war.
(Value - $800.00 – original size – 7.5”x9.5”)

 

"Ceiling Murals"
Caricatures drawn by Robert Baldwin on the ceiling of his family's attic ceiling in 1944 before combat.
Captured on film and reproduced digital

(Value - $1,500.00 – original size – 16.5”x10.5”)

"First In"
The guy who gets there first and is the target. Artist's vision circa 1993.

(Value - $1,000.00 – original size – 9.75”x7.75”)

 

"Big and Little Steves" (photo)
(Value - $20.00 – original size – 7.5”x9”)

 

A Mother's Day 1945 present
to his mother in caricature style

from Robert M. Baldwin

(Value - $800.00 – original size – 8.0”x7.5”)
 

 

"Getting Off A ‘Hot D.Z.’"
Wesel 1945 - sketch from 1996 - Artist's vision.
(Value - $850.00 - Sold on ebay in March of 2018 – original size – 8"x8.5”)

"Original Members of the Parachute Test Platoon"
"Monument Dedication October 10, 1983"
Organized: 5 July 1940
Assembled from existing pictures in Baldwin collection.

(Value - $400.00 – original size – 13"x8”)

"The Airborne Walk" - Ft. Benning, Georgia
Memorial collage dedicated to Robert Baldwin as the designer of the park.
Pictures are of the original model created by Robert Baldwin. The park was dedicated April 17, 1986.
The whereabouts of the original model is unknown.

(Value - $500.00 – original size – 13”x8”)

"Airborne Unit Patch Collection" - Old & New
Collage from the collection of Robert Baldwin
(Value - $200.00 – original size – 13”x8”)

"Collage of Airborne Bravado"
From the collection of Robert Baldwin - cartoons are his original art.
(Value - $400.00 – original size – 13”x8”)

"Airborne Cartoon Humor"
Cartoons by Robert Baldwin - 1974 & 1980
(Value - $500.00 – original size – 13”x8”)

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Mark Baldwin - Site Administrator
E-mail - mbaldwin@collabre.com

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