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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Brooklyn Dodgers

...Mort Künstler did these drawings of the 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers?

Born in Brooklyn, Mort Künstler naturally became a Brooklyn Dodgers fan when he was old enough to be interested in baseball. He collected photographs from newspaper stories and copied them onto a large 24" x 18" sheet of paper. Künstler's uncle knew Dolph Camilli, the Dodgers first-baseman. When his uncle saw the drawing, he received permission for Künstler to go into the clubhouse before a home game at Ebbetts Field. This drawing is now a valued possession of the artist, not just because of the early date, but also because each one of the players picked themselves out and signed their names next to their likenesses. He also did drawings of the 1940 and 1941 teams that were also signed!

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Did You Also Know...?

...Mort Künstler witnessed the first launch of the Space Shuttle, Columbia?

...Mort Künstler painted this Gold Knight for the Aurora Plastics Corporation?

...Mort Künstler did this World War II scene of the B-24 raid on the oil refineries in Ploesti, Czechoslovakia?

...Mort Künstler painted the movie poster for Three the Hard Way?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing of a gunfighter?

...Mort Künstler did these drawings of the 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers?

...Mort Künstler painted this scene of Roger's Rangers during the French and Indian War?

...Mort Küntler did this drawing for the book Third and Eight To Go?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of the famous World War I fighter plane, the SE5a?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a Triceratops for Dinosaur Story?

...Doctor in Judgement was one of many book covers that Mort Künstler painted for Dodd, Mead, and Co?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for the Dee Brown book Yellowhorse?

...Mort Künstler painted this guinea pig and its baby in 1974?

...Mort Künstler painted the paperback bookcovers for many Douglas Reeman novels?

...Mort Künstler painted this scene of a boy yelling out the news that the threshing crew had arrived?

...Mort Künstler painted this scene for Outdoor Life magazine in 1955?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for Sleep, My Love?

...Mort Künstler did this painting in 1972 For the United States Trust Company ?

...On October 24, 1997, H. William Greenup, Mayor of Fredricksburg, Virginia, presented this Proclamation along with the Key to the City to Mort Künstler?

...Mort Künstler illustrated the book The Wild Orphan?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of Gar Fishermen for the May 1957 issue of Sports Afield?

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