Local artist creates painting for Marine Military Academy – U

— Local artist Todd Krasovetz was commissioned to paint a work for the 50th anniversary of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.

Krasovetz unveiled his painting, “March Through Time: 50 Years of Excellence” at the academy’s recent alumni reunion dinner.

The 3-by-2-foot oil painting portrays cadet life from the mid-1960s when the school opened to the present day and shows the academy’s founding father Capt. William “Bill” Gary. At the center of the work is the monument of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, which is on campus.

The sculpture on campus is the preserved original plaster mold that was used to cast the Marine Corps War Memorial which is located near the Arlington cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. One of the Marines who raised the original flag at Iwo Jima, Cpl. Harlon Block of Weslaco,

Article source: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/apr/27/marine-military-acad-50th-anniv-painting-krasovetz/

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