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Works By Jack Bridger Chalker Sell Well

LONDON, ENGLAND.- Paintings and drawings by Jack Bridger Chalker, 83, that depict life as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, sold at auction Tuesday for almost $286,000 dollars. The 49 works were acquired by several private collectors and museums, among them Britain’s National Army Museum. The highest-selling lot, an oil painting and a pencil drawing of Australian surgeon Col. Edward ’Weary’ Dunlop performing an amputation, sold for $35,300. Chalker was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in 1942 and made the paintings and drawings in secret during his time in Japanese labor camps. Chalker stated, ’I am rather stunned at the success of the sale, but I am very moved indeed by the kindness I have received, particularly from people who have bought the paintings which were linked to their families, who were former Pows and who died in the Far East.’

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