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Crippen and Young

...Mort Künstler met astronauts Bob Crippen and John Young?

Künstler remembers, “When I first met Bob Crippen and John Young in Houston they were surrounded by hundreds of photographers and reporters from all over the world. Although almost every minute of their day was spoken for, they took the time to pose for me. Later, I met them again when they had more time to chat, this time at NASA in Washington.” This portrait is one of two that Künstler did during 1981 as part of a major commission by Rockwell International, the prime contractor of the Space Shuttle. One hangs in the Museum of Science and Technology in Los Angeles. The one shown here will hang in the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia when the museum is completed!

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...Mort Künstler illustrated Dinosaur Story, including this drawing of an Apatosaurus?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned by the National Guard to show the contribution of the Alaska Army National Guard?

...Mort Künstler did the cover painting for the book jacket Pay the Doctor by Elizabeth Seifert?

...Mort Künstler painted many of the experimental aircraft of the early 1900’s?

...Mort Künstler painted this black rhinoceros and calf in 1974?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for Dodd, Mead and Co. in 1953?

...Mort Künstler did the drawing on the cover of the Max Brand novel Rippon Rides Double?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the movie The Hindenburg?

...Mort Künstler did this illustration for Reach for Tomorrow, written by Barbara Paul. It appeared in the August 1975 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

...Mort Künstler painted this World War II P-40 Warhawk for the cover of a plastic model kit for the company Airfix?

...Mort Künstler met astronauts Bob Crippen and John Young?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing of Florence Nightingale?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

...The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, presented Mort Künstler with this Plaque of Appreciation on March 19, 1999?

...Mort Künstler painted this ad for Campus, a men’s clothing manufacturer in 1976?

...Mort Künstler painted the cover for this Zane Grey novel Wild Horse Mesa?

...Mort Künstler painted the cover for Relief Pitcher?

...Mort Künstler painted the box cover art for The Mad, Mad, Mad Magician?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover of the March 1998 issue of Outdoor Life magazine?

...the Hesston Corporation commissioned this painting for the cover of their annual report in 1975?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a football player at the age of six?

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