Combat Gallery Sunday : The Martial Art of Y. Mizuno

Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sundays (when I feel like working), I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them.

Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Y. Mizuno

Y. Mizuno is a Japanese watercolor artist who specializes in war art, specifically the ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet in World War II. His work is truly epic.

Yugumo class destroyer

Yugumo class destroyer

Chiyoda

Chiyoda

IJN submarine with piggyback midget sub. prior the attack on Pearl harbor 1941

IJN submarine with piggyback midget sub. prior the attack on Pearl Harbor 1941

IJN Akitsushima flying boat tender

IJN Akitsushima flying boat tender

Heavy cruisers Tone and Chikuma during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Heavy cruisers Tone and Chikuma during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Heavy cruiser Furutaka during the Battle of Savo Island.

Heavy cruiser Furutaka during the Battle of Savo Island.

Destroyer Take under attack by a B-25 Mitchell bomber during the Battle of Ormoc Bay

Destroyer Take under attack by a B-25 Mitchell bomber during the Battle of Ormoc Bay

Destroyer Kuwa during the Battle of Cape Engaño, an aircraft carrier in the background

Destroyer Kuwa during the Battle of Cape Engaño, an aircraft carrier in the background

For more, please visit the Marine Gallery where the work of Mizuno as well as the art of Takeshi Yuki, an artist and a war veteran himself and Mr. Ueda Kihachiro reside.

Thank you for your work, sirs.

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