The Greatest (Original)
June 6, 1944
Memorialized in Becky Fos' iconic impasto style is the imagery of American troops storming the beaches of Normandy by way of the Higgins Boat on D-Day. The Higgins Boat was created by Andrew Jackson Higgins. The hard-drinking, eccentric New Orleans shipping magnate designed the craft in 1926 as a maneuverable, shallow-draught motor barge for hauling cargo through the Louisiana bayou.