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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Breakheart Pass

...Mort Künstler painted the poster for the movie Breakheart Pass ?

Based on a book by Alistair Maclean, the movie produced by Gerry Girshwin and Elliot Kastner starred Charles Bronson and was distributed by United Artists. Released in 1976, it also starred Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland and Charles Durning.

A western adventure film, the advertising agency had a difficult time getting final art for the advertising campaign. Künstler was the fourth and final artist to work on the movie!

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...Mort Künstler did this drawing of Apatosaurus dinosaurs for Dinosaur Story?

...Mort Künstler painted this World War II scene of hand to hand fighting?

...Mort Künstler painted this book cover for the Douglas Reeman novel The Greatest Enemy?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing that was used as the cover for Drifters Vengeance?

...Mort Künstler painted this Aurora box cover of Johnny Unitas?

...Mort Künstler painted this Newsweek cover for the international edition of October 31, 1977?

...Mort Künstler painted this western for the paperback cover of this Louis L'Amour book, Kilkenny?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned by the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle to paint a record five paintings?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the cover of the famous Helen Hunt Jackson book Ramona?

...Mort Künstler painted this domestic hog and pig in 1974?

...Mort Künstler painted this picture of D'Artagnon?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of a Bristol "Brisfit" in 1964?

...Mort Künstler painted the book jacket for Hegerty, MD?

...President James Davis of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia presented this honorary degree of Doctorate of Fine Arts to Mort Künstler on May 8, 1999?

...Mort Künstler painted the poster for the movie Breakheart Pass ?

...Mort Künstler did this pen and ink drawing of a deer hiding from a hunter?

...Mort Künstler did this illustration for a General Electric national advertising campaign?

...Mort Künstler witnessed the test firing of the main engines of the Space Shuttle?

...Mort Künstler illustrated many stories for the Hearst Sunday Supplement, American Weekly?

...Mort Künstler painted this picture at the age of five?

...Mort Künstler painted this farm scene in 1990?

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