Friday, September 3, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Unconquered Spirit

If you guessed “The Courthouse” in Orange, Virginia you were correct!

"Built in 1859, it is one of the first courthouses in the South to be based on the Italianate style. In 1949, its splendid arcaded porch was changed by bricking up the arches to create more office space. Fortunately, it was restored in 2003 and I feel very fortunate to be able to paint it for the first time as it looked during the War Between the States." – Mort Künstler

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