"A deep-seated aversion to war has been in my mind since I was nineteen years of age and in the Spanish army, where I saw the corruption of the military and, in the Riff, war in all its imbecilic futility. I have always carried with me this hatred of war. Some artists may lose their feelings about war between such conflicts. I never have."
–Julio De Diego
In 1951 Lester Burbank Bridaham wrote a piece for the April issue of Art in America on Julio De Diego. In it Bridaham discusses the artist's various processes, as well as his deep aversion to war.
The end of war came. Man had to rebuild what he had destroyed.