Field Haircut at Big Red One

Field Haircut at Big Red One

James Pollock

1960-1969

FIELD HAIRCUT AT BIG RED ONE — Pen and Ink Watercolor Wash — James Pollock — US Army Vietnam CAT IV (1967)— Courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Army. Some themes must be universal. One of the pieces I did as a soldier-artist in Vietnam was a 1st Infantry Division soldier receiving a field haircut, so I sketched the scene and later made this watercolor and ink painting. Recently an Englishman, in contact with North Vietnamese soldier-artists, sent me a copy of a drawing. This drawing by a Viet Cong soldier-artist, portrays a North Vietnamese soldier getting a field haircut.