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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / A New Nation

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.



Signing of the Declaration of Independence


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Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $515.00

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Classic Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $920.00

Premier Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $995.00

Premier Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $1,250.00

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Collector's Canvas Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $3,495.00



 


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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


Signature Edition 18" x 22"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 24” x 34”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 29” x 35”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 37” x 45”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2


Historical Information

The Founding Fathers brought forth a new nation; Thomas Jefferson was their spokesman. This might have been surprising in another young man of thirty-three, but then everything was surprising about Mr. Thomas Jefferson: his learning, his wisdom, his versatility, and as John Adams put it, his "peculiar felicity of expression." Jefferson wrote the Declaration standing up at his desk in the second floor parlor of a German bricklayer named Graff; he "turned neither to book nor pamphlet!" and completed it in two weeks. After two hundred years it remains the root document of American democracy. For not only out of "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind" did it declare the causes for separation from Great Britain, but it set forth, with incomparable succinctness, the philosophy which animated this new experiment in history. The most memorable and still most vital statement of that philosophy is the "self evident" truth that "all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights...Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." In a way that marvelous phrase covers the whole of life, the whole of society and government. Jefferson left it to future generations to spell out its particular meanings. "Each age," Robert Frost said, "will have to reconsider it," just as each age has to reconsider the meaning of all those famous terms in the rest of the Preamble.

 

 
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.