Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Washington's Watch Chain

In October 2010, I accepted a commission from the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association to do a painting for placement in the Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, S.C. The painting would commemorate over 200 years of service by the Adjutant General’s Corps to the United Sates of America. In conversations with Colonel Gary L. Gresh, the 20th Commandant, Adjutant General’s Corps, Ret., we came up with the idea of George Washington at West Point, observing the removal of the Great Chain from the Hudson River. I knew very little about it, but I did find out that it had never before been painted! That was instantly exciting to me. - Mort Künstler

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