Hemingway On Patrol
Acrylic on canvas – 22" x 28"

Hemingway, who was wounded as an ambulance driver during World War I, greatly embellished his service and injuries in the Great War, and throughout his life, created a macho image of himself, augmented by tales of carousing, drink and brawling. In addition to this, in 1942, the armed Pilar had automatic weapons and electronic detection equipment, so he and his buddies could hunt German submarines in the Caribbean. Fortunately for the author, the crew never encountered an U-boat. And, it is unlikely they would have survived any firefight, since Pilar was made of wood instead of steel like the German vessels, and was not nearly armed like its competition.

George H. Rothacker - Havana '59 - Hemingway On PatrolPainting: Price on request
Print: $65 +tax and shipping