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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / 20th Century Military / World War II

Here you will find a pictorial chronicle of the drama and excitement of American History. These paintings give the viewer an insight into the tumultuous life of this young nation that mere words cannot achieve.

Harm's Way
Sinking of the Yamato

The original painting of this image is up for auction on April 26, 2016.
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"This painting of the sinking of the huge Japanese battleship Yamato was one of the best sea battles of WWII that I did. I used plastic kits of the ships and photos to help me." - Mort Künstler

Magazine cover for Stag, November 1964.

Exhibited at Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, The American Spirit: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, August 27–November 5, 2006.

Collection of the artist.

Date Created: 1964

Medium: gouache

Image Size: 19-1/4" x 14-1/2"

Signature Location: lower right


All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.