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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    D-Day, 1960
    Mixed media on board
    19 x 17 inches (48.3 x 43.2 cm) (sheet)
    Signed lower left: MKünstler

    This illustration was published as the cover for Stag magazine, April 1961.

    EXHIBITED:
    Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, "Mort Künstler, Master Illustrator," January 13 - February 27, 1977;
    Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America," October 23 - November 3, 1979;
    C.W. Post Art Gallery, Greenvale, New York (and elsewhere), "Epic Paintings of WWII," December 7, 1981 - September 7, 1982;
    Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, "Normandy and its Artists Remembered," June, 1994;
    Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, "The American Spirit," October 15 - November 13, 1994.


    LITERATURE:
    Magazine Cover, Stag, "First GI's on Omaha Beach", Magazine Management, Inc., New York, April, 1960, illustrated in full color, cover.
    Catalogue, Mort Künstler, Master Illustrator, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1977, illustrated in black and white, p. 43.
    Catalogue, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, Hammer Galleries, New York, 1979, illustrated in color, p. 4.
    Commager, Henry Steele, Mort Künstler's 50 Epic Paintings of America. New York: Abbeville Press, 1979, illustrated in color, p. 99.
    Newspaper, Newsday, "Epic Paintings From a Long Islander's Easel," 1979, illustrated in full color.
    Catalogue, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of WWII, Hammer Galleries, New York, 1981, illustrated in color, p. 12.
    Prints Magazine, "Prints," Alton, Illinois, Jan/Feb 1981, illustrated in color, p. 12.
    Commager, Henry Steele, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Illustrated in color, p. 179.
    Commager, Henry Steele, Mort Künstler, and Rod Gragg, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994. Illustrated in color, p. 191.
    Catalogue, Mort Künstler: The American Spirit, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, 1994, illustrated in black and white, p. 24.
    Book Cover, Paperback, Anzio: Epic of Bravery, by Fred Sheehan, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
    Book Illustration, New Book of Knowledge, Grolier, Inc., Danbury, Connecticut, 1994.
    Framed Print, D-Day, MBI, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1994.
    Magazine Illustration, TLC Monthly, Discovery Communications, Bethesda, Maryland, May, 1995, illustrated in color, p. 25.
    Book Illustration, The Alabama Journey: State History and Geography, by Robert J. Norrell, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Yellowhammer Press, 1998.
    Calendar, Great Events in American History, St. Paul, Minnesota: Brown and Bigelow, 2000, June.
    Box Cover, BMC Toys, Wantage, New Jersey, 2001.
    Newspaper Illustration, Pickens Sentinel, Easley, South Carolina, 2004.
    Limited Edition Print, American Spirit Publishing, 2007.


    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 26.25 X 24.25 Inches
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