Mort Kunstler's Civil War: The South

Mort Kunstler's Civil War: The South


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Mort Kunstler's Civil War: The South by Mort Kunstler

Mort Künstler has painted so many Confederate subjects that even though he was born in Brooklyn, New York, he is often called a Southern artist. "This," he says, "I accept with pride."

This volume takes the viewer on a gallery tour of some of Künstler's favorite Confederate subjects. Winchester, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg are all brought to life through his vivid use of color, light and shadow, and movement. In the accompanying text, the artist describes each painting, from concept to finished work.

Of the twenty-three paintings collected here, eight have never been published in any book. "All of the paintings," explains Künstler, "are done with a reverence for detail, authenticity, and most of all, the people of this most American of all wars."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558534780
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 11/23/2000
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.05(w) x 6.29(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Mort Künstler has been enthralled with the Civil War since his first painting commemorating the battle of Gettysburg. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions at galleries such as Hammer Galleries in New York City, and he was the subject of a one-hour special on A&E Network's Time Machine. His previous books include Images of the Civil War, Gettysburg, Jackson and Lee,
and The American Spirit.

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"Probably no artist has recorded so many events in the history of America, and certainly none has done so with the extraordinary authenticity and drama of Mort Künstler."

- Richard Lynch

Directory, Hammer Galleries, New York

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