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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

The Giant Leap for Mankind

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

On July 16, 1969, after years of competition with the Soviet Union in the so called “Race to the Moon,” American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the United States spacecraft Apollo XI into the orbit of the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin would then land the lunar module, Eagle, on the moon itself, spending more than twenty-one hours on the moon’s surface gathering soil and rock samples for analysis back home. It was one of the most dramatic moments in history with the world watching them on live television. As he set foot on the moon, Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Did You Also Know...?

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

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

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

...Mort Künstler painted Stroud Farm in 1976?

...Mort Künstler knew Mario Puzo?

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

...Mort Künstler painted the history of aviation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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