Description

    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    Charge!
    Gouache on panel
    16-1/2 x 28-1/2 inches (41.9 x 72.4 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: MKünstler '81

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, New York;
    By descent to the present owner.

    EXHIBITED:
    Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of American," October 27-November 7, 1981;
    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, "The American Spirit: Paintings by Mort Künstler," October 4-November 30, 1986;
    The United States Department of Interiors, St. Louis, Missouri, "Westward Ho! An Exhibition of Paintings by Mort Künstler," August 25-October 15, 1989.

    LITERATURE:
    Hammer Galleries, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1981, p. 7, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1986, p. 129, illustrated;
    First Day Issue, "Union Forces Capture Port Royal, November 7, 1861," Philatelic History of the Civil War featuring artwork by Mort Künstler, MBI: Postal Commemorative Society, Norwalk, Connecticut, postmark November 7, 1990, illustrated;
    First Day Issue, "Meridian Campaign Begins, February 3, 1864," Philatelic History of the Civil War featuring artwork by Mort Künstler, MBI: Postal Commemorative Society, Norwalk, Connecticut, postmark February 3, 1991, illustrated;
    Educational Media Project, "The American People: Fabric of a Nation," National Geographic Society, 1992;
    Reserve Officers Association calendar, Washington, D.C., March 1990, illustrated;
    H. S. Commager, R. Gragg, and M. Künstler, The American Spirit. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994, p. 141, illustrated;
    Educational Media Project, "NGS PictureShow: Native Americans Part I," National Geographic Society, 1995, illustrated;
    M. Künstler and D. Brown, Images of the Old West: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1996, pp. 145 and 187, illustrated.


    Condition Report*:

    There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note. Framed under glass.

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