Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Unconquered Spirit

"In 2002, while searching for a building in Orange County, Virginia that would be the setting for my annual snow scene, there were two buildings that jumped out at me. One was St. Thomas’s Church, where General Robert E. Lee prayed during the winter of 1863-64. The other was the courthouse." – Mort Künstler

Mort doesn’t draw the same amount of sketches for each of his paintings. For his newest painting he did about nine sketches, but they were whisked off to the Nassau County Museum of Art for his upcoming exhibit before we photographed all of them! Here is one that we managed to capture. You will be able to see the rest at the museum in just a matter of weeks!

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