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    DON TROIANI (American, b.1949)
    Never Give Up the Field, 2011
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: D. Troiani / © 2011

    Born in New York City, Don Troiani is considered one of the great historical military painters of our time. Having studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and New York City's Art Students League between 1967 and 1971, his attention to historical detail is nothing less than precise. In 1995, Troiani designed three Civil War battlefield commemorative coins for the United States Mint. His work has also appeared on a U.S. postal card commemorating the anniversary of the U.S. National Guard. Troiani noted that "if a historical painting is not accurate, then it's worthless both as art and as a historical document."

    In Never Give up the Field, Troiani depicts the first major battle of the American Civil War, The First Battle of Bull Run. The composition's energetic force is created by numerous intersecting diagonals of the weaponry, flags, and solders. From the uniforms to the facial expressions, Troiani captures every minor detail and successfully places the viewer within the chaos of battle field.

    This painting is accompanied by two signed and numbered colored prints of the artwork, each with a letter of authenticity from the publisher, Historical Art Prints, Southbury, Connecticut.




    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; no visible condition issues; not examined under UV light. Framed Dimensions 36 X 45.25 Inches
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