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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.



Vision of Freedom's Victory-limited edition print


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Signature Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered - $295.00

Signature Edition Canvas Artist's Proof - $400.00

Classic Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered - $495.00

Classic Edition Canvas Artist's Proof - $650.00

Premier Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered - $995.00

Premier Edition Canvas Artist's Proof - $1,250.00

Collector's Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered - $2,995.00

Collector's Edition Canvas Artist's Proof - $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 Canvas Signed and Numbered
Size:20" x 21" • Edition Size: 100 • Issue Price: $295
Signature Edition Canvas Artist's Proof
Size: 20" x 21" • Edition Size: 10 • Issue Price: $400

Classic Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered
Size: 25” x 26” • Edition Size: 50 • Issue Price: $495
Classic Edition Canvas Artist’s Proof
Size: 25” x 26” • Edition Size: 10 • Issue Price: $650

Premier Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered
Size: 31” x 33” • Edition Size: 15 • Issue Price: $995
Premier Edition Canvas Artist’s Proof
Size: 31” x 33” • Edition Size: 5 • Issue Price: $1,250

Collector's Edition Canvas Signed and Numbered
Size: 40” x 42” • Edition Size: 5 • Issue Price: $2,995
Collector's Edition Canvas Artist’s Proof
Size: 40” x 42” • Edition Size: 2 • Issue Price: $3,495



Historical Information
In modern wars, flags are rarely seen in combat and the days when soldiers could rally round the flag are long past. World War II was fought first in Europe where Allied strength was concentrated against Hitler. At first the war in the Pacific had second priority. Because of this, and because of the huge distances involved, the Pacific war was at first a series of defeats for the allies, but as their strength increased – especially America's – it became a wide-ranging air and naval war which took aheavy toll on the Japenese enemy. Assault after assault on Japanese held islands began with amphibious landings, one of which occurred at Iwo Jima, selected because it was part of the Japanese homeland and it's capture would damage Japan's morale. It was a prize target, too, because the fighter planes based there could escort the bombers all the way to Tokyo, to bring the war to the enemy. After 72 days of aerial bombing and three days of naval bombardment, 30,000 Marines swarmed ashore on its inhospitable beaches. Crossing the narrow neck of the island they pressed North from the beachhead and South up the slopes of Mt. Suribachi. On February 23, 1945, after three days of battle, Marines reached the top of Mt. Suribachi, where five Marines and a Navy Corpsman raised the American Flag. Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph, it captured the vision of the ultimate victory. Iwo Jima was one of the most costly invasions of the war. It was fitting that the flag, so rarely seen in modern-day battle, was raised to their triumph. And it is fitting too, that this scene, cast in bronze by Felix de Weldon, guards the U.S National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, last resting place of the nation's heroes of this commemorative.




 

 
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.