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Korean Winter

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

Originally done as a cover for Men magazine in 1957, it appeared in the 1986 book The American Spirit - The Paintings of Mort Künstler, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. In July 1993, before the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Korean War, American Legion magazine chose the painting for the cover of their July 1993 issue. Mort Künstler then received phone calls and mail from all over the world from people who were emotionally moved by seeing the image, thirty six years after having completed the painting!

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Did You Also Know...?

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

...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.

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

...Mort Künstler painted Stroud Farm in 1976?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

...Mort Künstler painted the history of aviation?

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

...Mort Künstler knew Mario Puzo?

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

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