Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The American Spirit Exhibit

Mort Künstler talks about art and the American Spirit Exhibit with commentary by Franklin Hill Perrell, Chief Curator of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, NY

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  1. Mr. Kunstler's works so move me and I have been able to collect a few of his paintings as well as his books that breathe so much life into the history of the Civil War and the terrible sacrifices made by North and South. One of my most prized possessions is his "Last Council" of Lee, Jackson and Stuart at Chancellorsville. I stood at that very spot in one of my battlefield visits and the painting made the time there so much more meaningful. My Christmas present to myself a couple of years ago was driving to Roanoke to meet Mr. Kunstler and that was such a treat and well worth the six hour drive from my home. I heartily recommend any history buff to visit his website daily to better appreciate the War's day to day events and the story of how he chose to paint his work of art. His books that group all his works together in a story of the War are certainly well worth collecting or giving as gifts to be read and viewed for many years to come. Lee Hillman/Hazard, Ky.

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