Happy Birthday: Lila Oliver Asher

Lila Oliver Asher is a portrait artist and printmaker born on November 15.

Lila Oliver Asher is best known for her work with the USO during WWII. She was charged with touring various hospitals treating injured soldiers and sketching their portraits. There’s even a book featuring her work during this time.

I’m very tempted to purchase the book but I also really love her prints below. They have fantastic compositions and excellent editing on her part.

“The USO realized it was valuable for the guys to have a portrait of themselves but also psychologically useful for them to have someone pay attention to them and to talk to them for the half hour it took to do the portrait.” ~ Lila Oliver Asher