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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / Beginnings

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.

Ancestors of the Paiute
The Desert Culture, 3000 B.C.

This picture shows the return of a successful hunting party to their cave shelter. The man in the foreground is making a duck decoy out of tule, while the man behind him repairs a net used to catch small game. The Paiutes were such excellent weavers that their woven jugs were virtually watertight.

Date Created: 1976

Medium: Oil on canvas

Image Size: 28" x 40"


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.