Sometimes An Artist Joins The Army. Neil Leinwohl.

by Daniel Russ on February 18, 2012

Art By Neil Leinwohl

I used to work for Neil Leinwohl, a creative director/art director at Korey Kay in New York. In the ensuing years, I have discovered that he is far more than an advertising art director. He served in Vietnam with the 34th and 79th Engineers and was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. He is also an artist, and a photographer. This guy grew up in the Brooklyn and Long Island; later deployed to Vietnam and saw hard bloody combat. Then he came back and worked diligently in an ad agency on 5th Avenue for decades.  And now he nurtures a sense of beauty. It just shows you the real horror of war is that you have no idea what someone has in them. The people who perish on a battlefield might be musicians, fathers, brothers, craftsmen,  authors …or artists. Here is some of his work. Even the photos he took when he was young and in uniform have a wonderful feel for composition. I love the photo of a little girl in Vietnam drinking an American soda. Ah, irony. If you friend him on Facebook, and he replies, you might  get to see his work.

 

Photos by Neil Leinwohl

 

Photos by Neil Leinwohl

 

Photo by Neil Leinwohl

 

Photo by Neil Leinwohl

 

Art By Neil Leinwohl Self Portrait

 

Art By Neil Leinwohl

 

Art By Neil Leinwohl

 

 

Art By Neil Leinwohl

 

Neil Leinwohl

Neil Leinwohl

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