Jacques Parker Art
Famed 10th Mountain Division Poster
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This 18" x 24" poster was designed by Jacques Parker, who was a member of America's first ski-mountain troops, the elite and legendary 10th Mountain Division.
During World War II, Parker chronicled the saga of the 10th in combat with drawings and paintings that were published in the 10th’s own newspaper, The Blizzard. Parker’s drawings were also included in the first book about the 10th, Mountaineers.
Parker had the unique ability to capture on paper scenes as they occurred both in combat and under winter conditions in the mountains. He drew this illustration showing the famous image of the ski trooper while in training in the Rocky Mountains at Camp Hale during the winter of 1943. The original was drawn in pencil on an 8” x 10” pad carried in his rucksack.
The background painting showing climbers in the Rockies was done for the cover of the book "Mountaineers" in 1945, following the 10th's return to the United States. Parker created the composite of both drawing and painting to exemplify the image of the ski trooper standing in his beloved mountains. It is a visual testament to the 10th Mountain and a stirring statement about their contributions to American skiing and the outdoor life; the men in white on skis, the mountains they conquered.
By purchasing our incredible reproduction poster, this graphic image -- this lasting memento depicting the men of the mountains and their uniqueness -- can be shared by one and all.
Our vintage skiing posters and Jacques Parker prints are available as reproductionsand some as collector's originals. Sizes of originals vary, call for details. We can also make custom sized poster reprints and reproductions if you need special sizes to fit your ski poster decorating scheme.