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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

The Money Game

...Mort Künstler painted this picture of German counterfeiters during World War II?

It was done as an illustration for a story called Hot Money for the Cold War by Maurice Long. It was published in the August 1957 issue of Argosy, a popular men’s adventure magazine of the era. Years later, at a one-man exhibition called Epic Paintings of World War II at C.W. Post Art Gallery, which opened on December 7, 1981, the fortieth anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the painting caught the eye of a Secret Service agent. The story in Argosy was based on a true story that was a major case that the Secret Service broke. The Secret Service eventually bought the painting and published signed, limited edition prints of the painting. Today, these prints hang in many agents’ homes and in Secret Service offices all around the world!

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Did You Also Know...?

...Mort Künstler painted this watercolor of Lindbergh’s famous first flight across the Atlantic?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the advertising campaign for Bacchus, the after-shave?

...Governor James Gilmore declared March 18, 1999 Mort Kunstler Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia?

...the cover painting for the Doc Savage book Brand of the Werewolf was painted by Mort Künstler?

...Mort Künstler did this cover painting for Los Conquistadores?

...Mort did this illustration for Newsweek of the arraignment of Patty Hearst?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton for Dinosaur Story?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of Jack Dempsey?

...Mort Künstler painted this picture of German counterfeiters during World War II?

...Mort Künstler did the painting for this April 1964 cover of Boy’s Life?

...Mort Künstler painted this threshing scene in 1974?

...Mort Künstler painted this jaguar and cub in 1974?

...Mort Künstler did three paintings for the movie The Taking of Pelham 123?

...Mort Künstler painted the First Rollout of the Enterprise? It was the first painting of the major commission from Rockwell International and NASA to record the development, launch and touchdown of the first Space Shuttle, Columbia.

...Mort Künstler did many paintings of the war in Vietnam?

...Mort Künstler painted the cover for Trail Smoke by Ernest Haycox?

...Mort Künstler illustrated The Field and Stream Guide to Upland Game Birds, by Clare Cloney?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for Lucinda Marries the Doctor by Elizabeth Seifert? This was just one of the many covers he did for Elizabeth Seifert’s “Doctor” series.

...Mort Künstler painted the box cover art for Aurora of the Blue Knight?

...Mort Künstler did his first military drawing at the age of seven?

...Blind Date by Berta Ruck was one of the first book jackets Mort Künstler did - fresh out of art school?

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