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The focus of numerous one-man shows at major museums and galleries across the country, Mort Künstler's original paintings offer us the opportunity to appreciate both America's history, as well as the rare talents of one of its great artists. For information about purchasing one of these works of art, contact or call 516.624.2830 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jumping Wildman of the 82nd Airborne – original painting

Gouache, 12-1/4" x 20-1/4"
Date painted: 1963

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This painting was done for the February 1964 cover of For Men Only magazine, vol. 11, no. 2. It illustrated the story Nazi Snatching Jumping Wildman of the 82nd Airborne by Bill Francois.

'The 82nd Airborne action was immortalized in the movie “The Longest Day.” Red Buttons was the actor who ended up hanging from the church steeple in the movie. This painting has been hanging in my studio for decades! – Mort Künstler

Date Created: 1963

Medium: gouache

Image Size: 12-1/4" x 20-1/2"


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