One of the Whitney’s most popular representations of a cavalry soldier is Harry Jackson’s The Flagbearer. As a veteran of World War II, Harry Jackson experienced first hand the stirring events of war. His sculpture of a soldier astride his galloping horse, the American flag flying above his head, is a timeless image symbolic of liberty, freedom, and pride. By painting the bronze, Jackson enhanced the drama of the composition, bringing the figures to life.
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From the staff of the Whitney Western Art Museum, we thank our veterans for their dedication and service to the United States of America.