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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Jaguar and Cub

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

It was done as a series of 38 paintings of wildlife varying from lions to garter snakes. They all showed the adult with its offspring and were commissioned by Scholastic Book Services to be used as finger puppets. Künstler still has most of the originals. His children had selected some to hang in their rooms. Now they are hanging in their children’s rooms!

The jaguar - at 250 pounds - is the largest cat in the western hemisphere. It ranges from Patagonia north to Mexico. A few are found in the US in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. No other creature is safe from the jaguar. It runs fast for short distances, climbs trees - jumping easily from branch to branch - and swims well, too. The father feeds and protects his mate and 2 to 4 cubs. At one year they can care for themselves. Twenty years is the jaguar’s lifespan.

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Did You Also Know...?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

...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?

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