Monday, April 27, 2015

Meet Mort Künstler! Signing Event at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Meet Mort Künstler!
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Join Mort Künstler at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley for a signing event and the opening of the exhibition Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure. Künstler will be available to sign prints and books, which will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure will be on view in the MSV from May 9 through August 2, 2015.

Admission is not required to meet the artist. Regular admission fees apply to tour the exhibition (free to MSV Members and ages 12 & under; all others: $10, $8 youth/senior). The artist will be taking breaks throughout the day. For more information call 540-662-1473, ext. 235.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Paintings at Auction from the Private Collection of Mort Künstler

Three distinguished paintings from Mort’s private collection are going up for auction at Heritage Auctions on May 2. One of Mort’s original masterworks, Duty, Honor and Tears, has been prominently displayed in the Künstler home since it was painted in 2009. It will be available to the public for the very first time.

Beyond his own body of work, Mort has amassed one of the greatest collections of Golden-Age illustration in private hands. He has decided to offer to Heritage pieces by Dean Cornwell, dubbed the “Dean of American Illustrators” by Norman Rockwell, and Joseph Christian Leyendecker who played an extremely influential role in the careers of both Norman Rockwell and Mort Künstler. 

Heritage’s American Art Signature Auction will take place in Dallas on May 2 at 2pm CT.

MORT KÜNSTLER (American, b. 1931)
Duty, Honor and Tears, (Long Branch, Millwood, Virginia, May 24, 1862), 2009
Oil on canvas
28-3/8 x 40 inches (72.1 x 101.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower right: © M Künstler 09
Lot #68056

The Voice in the Rice, The Saturday Evening Post story illustration, June-July 1909
Oil on canvas
29 x 21 inches (73.7 x 53.3 cm)
Signed with monogram lower left: JC
Lot #68054

DEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
Burning Love, possible American Magazine story illustration, June 1942
Oil on Masonite
39 x 15-1/4 inches (99.1 x 38.7 cm)
Lot #68055

Monday, April 20, 2015

Respect of an Army Painting Resources

For the first time, Mort decided to show the photos and eyewitness sketch by Alfred R. Waud that he used for Respect of an Army. Here is the key showing which photo was used for which person in the painting. Click on the images to view at a larger size, and have fun identifying the individuals.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Meet Mort Künstler!

Mort Künstler will appear at the Legacy Museum in LaGrange, Georgia on April 17 for a reception and the unveiling of his final Civil War painting LaGrange vs. LaGrange. A print signing will be held at the museum from 10am - 1pm on Saturday, April 18. 

Legacy Museum on Main
136 Main Street
LaGrange, Georgia 30240

Friday, April 17, 2015
6:00 pm - Reception at Legacy Museum on Main
7:00 pm - Unveiling and discussion of LaGrange vs. LaGrange, Dinner at Del'avant
Visit or call 706-884-1828 for information on how to purchase tickets.  

Saturday, April 18
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Künstler will be available to sign prints of LaGrange vs. LaGrange. Prints and memorabilia will also be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.

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