Tin Fish” by Georges Schreiber depicts a torpedo being
carefully loaded aboard a WWII Navy submarine while in port.
The greatest care is being exercised in this operation –
not only because of the danger, which is comparatively slight,
but because a slip might injure one of the immensely valuable
was born in Brussels in 1904 and began drawing and painting
in early childhood. He studied art formally in Berlin, London,
Rome, Paris, and Florence and came to the United States in
1928. He was so grateful for the opportunities offered in
this country that he toured America, recording in 48 paintings
his impression of each state. In 1943 he collaborated with
Thomas Hart Benton to produce the Abbott Collection of Submarine
Paintings, a project largely executed aboard the American
submarine Dorado, which was later lost in action
with all hands [Editor’s Note: See our Spring 2001 issue
for more information on Benton and Dorado].
and information courtesy of the Navy Art Gallery.