strengthened Laynor's belief that an artist must trust in his or
her intuition to create freedom and originality. Laynor's strong
convictions about patriotism coupled with his sense of the realities
of war are dramatically portrayed in his World
War II collection of paintings. He created these original works
as a vivid memorial to the thousands of GIs who died or were severely
wounded in defense of the ultimate freedom.
here to read a special Harold Laynor essay, "Pain".
experiences greatly affected his art for the rest of his life. His
honesty and integrity shine through in his thousands of watercolors,
and stitched paintings.
The Laynor Foundation
Museum Board of Directors had agreed to allow the purchase of the
entire Harold A. Laynor World War II Collection
in order to create a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute
and/or another museum of sufficient import.
If you wish
to be considered as a purchaser, make a donation, or support the
Foundation in any way, please contact: The
Laynor Foundation Museum