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Vietnam Will Win

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Cuba (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mederos, Rene, born 1933 - died 1996 (artist)
    Glad Day Press (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR26

Rene Mederos was sent to Vietnam in 1969 by the Cuban government's Department of Revolutionary Orientation. His was sent to paint the war-torn conditions throughout the country's provinces. The finished works were displayed in Hanoi. The images were so popular and evocative that they were translated into a series of posters available for sale. As part of the American anti-war campaign, the Glad Day Press in Ithaca, New York, published this edition whose proceeds funded much-needed medical aid in Indochina.

Physical description

Elderly Vietnamese man dressed in white reading a book on the bank of the river. Vietnamese landscape printed in yellow, pink, blue and green.

Place of Origin

Cuba (made)


1971 (made)


Mederos, Rene, born 1933 - died 1996 (artist)
Glad Day Press (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

VIET NAM / ['Shall Win' printed in 13 foreign languages]
including Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian

Mederos - Cuba/71
signed on lower margin


Height: 66.1 cm, Width: 50.9 cm

Descriptive line

'Vietnam Will Win', cuban poster by Rene Mederos published in United States, 1971

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

¡Revolucíon! Cuban Poster Art by Lincoln Cushing. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 2003. page 17.

Production Note

published in Ithaca, New York


Paper; Ink


Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Peace; Propaganda; Politics; War; Victory


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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