Getty Images Archive is proud to welcome the work of Ed Vebell as the latest addition to our Archival Collection.
Ed began his career as a young artist and correspondent for the Stars and Stripes Newspaper during World War 2 and also contributed to Yank magazine both as a graphic artist and a photographer. After the War Vebell became a sought after illustrator for major publications such as Sports Illustrated and Colliers, book covers and advertising.
In a career spanning over 60 years Vebell has accumulated a large collection of artwork covering multiple genres and in the next few months we will be adding many more to the Archive.
Not only was he a renowned artist but Vebell was also a world ranked fencer and competed for the U.S. Olympic Team in the 1956 Helsinki Games.
Click through to see a selection.
A painting depicting Paul Revere warning patriots of the impending British landings in Lexington on April 18, 1775 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)
A painting depicting the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre on April 11, 1865 in Washington, DC. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)
A painting for the US Army ‘Stars and Stripes’ newspaper shows a downed US Army Air Force pilot fighting off sharks with a knife and waving to a circling Consolidated PBY Catalina rescue plane in 1944 somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)
A painting depicting President Abraham Lincoln with insets of a slave in chains, a notice of a slave auction and Lincoln signing The Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves in the Confederate States on January 1, 1863 in Washington, DC. (Painting by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)