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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

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...Mort Künstler did hundreds of paintings of World War II?

During the 1950’s and 1960’s there was a great demand by the magazines for illustrations for World War II stories. This painting was one that was used for the cover of Stag, a men’s adventure magazine. It was painted in 1960 and depicted the D-Day landing on Normandy beach. Almost twenty years later, in 1979 at a one-man show of Mort Künstler’s work at Hammer Galleries, the painting was publicly shown for the first time. It was one of the first paintings sold on opening night!

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...Mort Künstler painted this image of Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin planting the flag on the moon?

...Mort Künstler painted the cover for A Doctor Comes to Bayard by Elizabeth Seifert? It was just one in the long-running series of “Doctor” novels that Elizabeth Seifert wrote for Dodd, Mead & Co. in the 1950’s and through to the 1970’s.

...Mort Künstler did the painting for the box cover of this Aurora plastic kit of the Ford T Dragster Spyder?

...Mort Künstler did hundreds of paintings of World War II?

...Mort Künstler did the painting that was used for the cover of Giant by Edna Ferber?

...Mort Künstler painted Stroud Farm in 1976?

...Mort Künstler painted this G.I. in Korea during the winter of 1950?

...This Revere bowl was presented to Mort Künstler on October 15, 1994?

...Mort Künstler knew Mario Puzo?

...Mort Künstler painted the history of aviation?

...Mort Künstler showed talent at the age of 2-1/2?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for his first book jacket for Dodd, Mead & Co. in 1952?

...this book Dinosaur Story was first published in 1974 by Scholastic Book Services?

...Mort Künstler painted this jacket art for the book Yankee Rookie?

...Mort Kunstler did this illustration for The Saturday Evening Post around 1958 for the story Ghost Dog by Roderick Lull?

...Mort Künstler illustrated the classic children’s book, Bob, Son of Battle?

...Mort Künstler did two paintings for the movie The Poseidon Adventure?

...Mort Künstler painted this Jaws satire for the January 1976 cover of MAD Magazine?

...Mort Künstler did the painting for the 29¢ postal stamp honoring the Buffalo Soldiers?

...Mort Künstler painted this lion, lioness and cub in 1974?

...Mort Künstler painted Custer’s Last Stand in 1986? The painting was shown at Hammer Galleries that year and sold on opening night.

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