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The Great Beefsteak Raid - Prints Now Available!

The Great Beefsteak Raid Limited Edition Artist’s Proof Prints are now available on the official Mort Kunstler website! As the third to last print release in Mort’s final Civil War series, these prints are particularly sought-after and will sell out quickly. Visit the link below to read Mort’s comments on the painting and purchase your print today. 

http://www.mortkunstler.com/html/art-limited-edition-prints.asp?action=view&ID=966&cat=133

Introducing The Great Beefsteak RaidGeneral Wade Hampton, September 16, 1864. This is the sixth print in Künstler’s “A Tribute to the Legend” series. In the final phase of The Making of a Masterpiece: The Great Beefsteak Raid, you can see that Künstler has now completed this beautiful painting. 
Limited edition prints will be available soon. Stay tuned for details.
In Phase 4, Künstler has painted General Hampton in detail.

In Phase 4, Künstler has painted General Hampton in detail.

In Phase 2 of The Making of a Masterpiece: “The Great Beefsteak Raid” you can see that Mort has laid in paint on much of the canvas, just enough to convey the basic feel of the painting.

In Phase 2 of The Making of a Masterpiece: “The Great Beefsteak Raid” you can see that Mort has laid in paint on much of the canvas, just enough to convey the basic feel of the painting.

We are excited to announce the release of “The Great Beefsteak Raid,” the sixth print in Mort’s “A Tribute to the Legend” Series. Once again, Mort has found a subject that had never before been painted, featuring one of the most dramatic and underpublicized raids of the war. Confederate forces were besieged in Petersburg, Virginia and were suffering shortages of food supplies. Aware that his men were suffering from hunger, Gen. Wade Hampton decided on a very daring, dangerous raid. He stole an entire herd of nearly 2,500 head of cattle from the Union Army!

In Phase 1 of the progression, you can see Mort’s final sketch on trace paper. Note the grid lines he drew to easily enable him to transfer the sketch to canvas. In the second photo, Mort has started to draw up the painting on to canvas.

Aug 5

Crime illustrations by Mort Kunstler

The Making of a Masterpiece: Phase 1 "…none to caress"

We are excited to announce the release of the fifth print in Mort Künstler’s “Tribute to the Legend” Series. It features Stonewall Jackson watching his VMI cadets march in formation in front of what is now Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. With Mort doing only four more paintings of the Civil War, it is likely that this is the last painting Mort will ever do of Jackson and the VMI cadets. Stay tuned for phases 2 and 3, and the exclusive online release on April 29. 

1. This is Mort’s final charcoal sketch before working on the canvas. Note the grid lines Mort drew to enable him to easily transfer the sketch to canvas. 

2. Mort has started to draw up the painting onto canvas.

3. A detail showing Jackson on Little Sorrel. Note the direction Jackson is looking. 

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Mort Künstler was obviously happy in this photo taken with Gary Libby, Curator, and John Surovek, Director of the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences. It took place at the museum on the opening night, January 13, 1977, of the exhibition, “Mort Künstler: Master Illustrator.” It was the very first one-man show Mort Künstler had ever had!

Mort Künstler was obviously happy in this photo taken with Gary Libby, Curator, and John Surovek, Director of the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences. It took place at the museum on the opening night, January 13, 1977, of the exhibition, “Mort Künstler: Master Illustrator.” It was the very first one-man show Mort Künstler had ever had!

Dec 2

Original Künstler Civil War Oil Paintings Up for Auction

A rare opportunity to purchase two Künstler Civil War original oil paintings at auction is coming Dec. 5, 2013! Brief Encounter, depicting Middleburg, Virginia, in the midst of the Civil War in February 1863, shows a poignant scene in one of the most important locations of the War. The second painting, The Fighting 69th: Gen. Meagher and the Irish Brigade perfectly encapsulates the courage and honor of the “Fighting Irish” at the battle of Fredericksburg.

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Brief Encounter, Middleburg, Virginia, February 1863

MORT KÜNSTLER (American, b. 1931)
Brief Encounter, Middleburg, Virginia, February 1863
Signed and dated ©MKünstler ‘05 - signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher)
Oil on canvas
28” x 38”
Lot #116
Estimated Price: $30,000-$50,000

Christie’s American Art Auction
Thursday, December 5, 2013
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

Visit the link below to view the ecatalogue.Brief Encounter is on page 210.

Click here for more information or to participate in the auction.

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The Fighting 69th: Gen. Meagher and the Irish Brigade, Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 2, 1862
MORT KÜNSTLER (American, b. 1931)
The Fighting 69th: General Meagher and the Irish Brigade, Fredericksburg, Virginia,
December 2, 1862
Signed and dated ©MKünstler ‘98 - signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher)
Oil on canvas
26” x 48”
Lot #64122
Estimated Price: $30,000-$50,000

Heritage Auctions American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture Signature Auction, 
Thursday, December 5, 2013
New York

Click here for more information or to participate in the auction.