Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Meet Mort Künstler in Gettysburg November 7th

Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:30am - 3:30pm
King James Galleries of Gettysburg 
15 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA
For information: 855-855-1863


Mort will be signing the Official 2015 Annual Snow Print: "The Winds of Change."

When searching for a defining moment of the Revolution, Mort always thinks of George Washington at Valley Forge. This beautiful painting is the result of on-site research at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Friedrich Steuben, the new inspector general of the army, arrived at Valley Forge on February 23rd. He drew up and enforced a new manual of drill and training for the entire Continental army. By the time they left in June, they were smarter and better disciplined than ever before. This painting shows Steuben on foot talking with Washington, who has ridden up to see how the drilling of the troops is going.

Until now, this painting has only been reproduced in his book, The New Nation: The Creation of the United States in Paintings and Eyewitness Accounts, and his 2014 New Nation calendar.

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All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Knstler, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright 2001-2011. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.