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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Washington County Museum of Fine Art: February 16 - June 15, 2014

Washington County Museum of Fine Art
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
For more information call: (301) 739-5727


February 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mort Kunstler Print and Giclee Show and Sale
In conjunction with the exhibition, For us the Living-The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler, Mr. Kunstler and King James Galleries, Gettysburg, PA will present a selection of Kunstler's most important works. Mr. Kunstler will be available to meet the public and sign books and prints.
February 23, 2014, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Walking Tour of For Us the Living

You are cordially invited to a Walking Tour of For Us the Living-The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler, conducted by Mr. Kunstler. The Tour will be followed by a reception honoring Mr. Kunstler and hosted by The Singer Society, volunteers of the Museum.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Norman Rockwell Museum: November 2014 - March 2015

Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure
Norman Rockwell Museum
November 2014 - March 2015
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262

Visit http://www.nrm.org/2012/10/mort-kunstler-the-art-of-adventure/ for more information.

From the Norman Rockwell Museum:
Known today for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than fifty years―from paperback book jackets and men’s adventure magazine illustrations to movie posters, model kit boxes, and advertisements for prominent corporations. His dramatic, beautifully-crafted images, conceived in every possible genre throughout his outstanding career, will be the focus of this exhibition, which draws from the artist’s vast and highly-regarded body of work. His romance, war, and sporting illustrations for True, Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, Men’s Story among others, and his contemporary historical paintings that capture the heroes and battles of the American Civil War, will be on view.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Past Exhibition: North Carolina Museum of History: August 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014

EXHIBIT INFORMATION:

North Carolina Museum of History
August 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014
5 East Edenton St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
(919) 807-7900
Visit Website

MEET MORT KÜNSTLER!

On Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Künstler will sign prints of “Capitol Farewell” in the Museum Shop, the first venue to have these prints featuring the North Carolina State Capitol. (Signed items are limited to two per person.) In addition, items related to the painting “Winter Riders,” books, and other Künstler memorabilia will be available for purchase.

For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler
Nationally acclaimed artist Mort Künstler has been painting captivating scenes of American history for more than 50 years. Known to many as “America’s artist,” he has focused on the Civil War almost exclusively since the 1980s.

An upcoming exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will showcase original paintings by the renowned artist. For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler will open Friday, Aug. 23, and run through Jan. 5, 2014. This free exhibit will be significant for two reasons.

First, Künstler has selected 33 original paintings from his personal collection for the exhibit. Second, he has recently announced that he will only produce eight more Civil War-era paintings before moving on to other topics.

“One of these Civil War paintings, titled ‘Capitol Farewell,’ will be unveiled especially for the exhibit,” said Museum Director Ken Howard. “The North Carolina State Capitol is prominent in this winter scene of a young couple saying good-bye during wartime.” “Capitol Farewell” is one of two paintings by Künstler of the Raleigh landmark as it appeared on Feb. 5, 1863. The first such painting is “Winter Riders” (1995).

Künstler’s exceptional talent lies in his ability to tell a story dramatically and realistically, from scenes of raging battles to a soldier’s private moments. Viewers often get the sensation that they are looking back through time at the real event.

“Künstler strives to make each Civil War scene as authentic to the event as possible,” adds Howard. With painstaking attention to detail, the artist researches the uniforms, guns, buttons and other gear. He often visits the locations depicted in his paintings and tracks down an event’s weather conditions when possible.

Each painting in For Us the Living is accompanied by text in Künstler’s own words. He describes the inspiration for a scene or the historical event behind it.

The paintings in For Us the Living cover a variety of topics. A sampling of titles from the exhibit follows.

● “First Shot at Fort Sumter: P. G. T. Beauregard at Charleston Harbor,” Charleston, S.C., April 12,      1861.
● “The Gunner and the Colonel,” Battle of Fort Fisher, N.C., Jan. 15, 1865.
● “A Fleeting Moment,” Stonewall and Mary Anna Jackson, Winchester, Va., Feb. 1, 1862.
● “The Angel of the Battlefield,” Clara Barton with Walt Whitman at Chatham Plantation, near Fredericksburg, Va., December 1862.

Come see these paintings and others that illuminate fascinating individuals and historic events through the eyes of a distinguished Civil War artist.

Prints of “Capitol Farewell” are available for purchase in the Museum Shop for $225.00. Call the shop at 919-807-7835 to reserve your print.


Text courtesy the North Carolina Museum of History.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Past Exhibition: Reading Public Museum: April 2013 - July 2013

Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg - the Civil War Art of Mort Künstler

In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, the Reading Public Museum is exhibiting over 30 paintings and sketches by renowned historical artist Mort Künstler.

Reading Public Museum
April 26, 2013 - July 28, 2013
500 Museum Road
Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

For more information call: (610) 371-5850

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Past Exhibition: South Carolina State Museum: October 2012 - April 7, 2013

For Us, the Living; The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler
An exhibition of over 30 original Civil War paintings

The South Carolina State Museum is pleased to host an exhibition of the artwork of renowned historical artist Mort Künstler. This show focuses on Künstler’s work on scenes from the Civil War. His meticulously researched and detailed artwork provides a unique glimpse into the war years. It covers the tumult of the battlefield and the everyday drama of the men and women who lived through the turmoil of the most tragic war in U.S. history.

South Carolina State Museum
October 2012 - April 7, 2013
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

For more information call: (803) 898-4921
 

All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Knstler, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright 2001-2011. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.