America Goes to War by Karen Carr

Shown: American forces, lines of supply and activity in early World War II
Geologic period: Modern


America Goes to War

Beginning in 1941, the United States was involved in two existential conflicts at the same time, and nobody knew how it would turn out. "The Allied task was to utilize the resources of two great nations with the decisiveness of single authority." — General Dwight D. Eisenhower [Crusade in Europe, Prelude To War, p. 4]

Karen was delighted to work on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum with the museum designers and planner of The PRD Group, of Chantilly, VA.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
200 SE 4th Street
Abilene, KS 67410

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In addition to the time she spends painting, Karen finds time now and again to serve as a guest speaker, lecturer and instructor to museum groups, professional organizations, schools and universities. She has also presented master classes in art and digital painting at universities in the U.S.

Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the College of William & Mary and at Montana State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of North Texas
  • Dallas Paleontological Society


About Karen

Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.

To contact Karen about a speaking engagement, just drop her a note or call her studio.

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