Alzira Peirce’s (1908 – 2010) childhood experiences along with her WWII service influenced her artwork, activism, and poetry. Growing up in McCone County, Montana during the early 20th century, Alzira rode horses and created art. When she was 13 she moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League. During this time, she explored sculpture, drawing, and painting. She later taught art to sailors of the International Seaman’s Union and joined the Army during WWII. She was the captain of the Red Cross Motor Corps and was responsible for organizing, supervising, and training the Corps. Her sculptures, drawings, and paintings encompass themes related to her work during WWII. Army members in uniform writing home, military events, and sailors frequent her paintings. Other works depict everyday farm life in the states. Her exhibitions have led to her being regarded as one of the great early American artists.