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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Indiana Rangers

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

This painting was commissioned by the National Guard for its National Guard Heritage series of prints. It shows members of the Indiana Rangers in South Vietnam during 1969. The Indiana Rangers Company D 151st Infantry Indiana National Guard arrived in Vietnam in December 1968 and was assigned reconnaissance and intelligence gathering missions. Operating deep in enemy territory, Ranger patrols engaged enemy units while conducting raids, ambushes and surveillance missions. Delta Company achieved an impressive combat record. During its tour of Vietnam, members received 510 medals for valor and service!

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Did You Also Know...?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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