Born: Chicago, Illinois Served in Vietnam, U.S. Army Bravo Battery, 6th Battalion, 27th Artillery A Second Field Force heavy artillery unit Song Be irstrip near the town of Phuoc Binh, 1968-69
From the Artist:
Like a lot of veterans, Clark was glad to put his military experience far behind him on his return to civilian life. Then, in 1985, he was invited to take part in an exhibition of art by Vietnam veterans at Skokie Public Library. He did one Vietnam painting, then another, and wound up showing four paintings at the library. "Once I started," said Clark, "It was as though a floodgate of memories and impressions had opened, and I knew I had to continue the series. It was a surreal world: I experienced horror and good times, boredom and anxiety, saw acts of savagery and selfless gallantry. I hope through my art to communicate some of this to people who weren't there, and maybe strike a responsive chord in those who were there."