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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Leopard and Cub

...Mort Künstler painted this leopard and cub in 1974?

It was done as a series of 38 paintings of wildlife varying from lions to garter snakes. They all showed the adult with its offspring and were commissioned by Scholastic Book Services to be used as finger puppets. Künstler still has most of the originals. His children had selected some to hang in their rooms. Now they are hanging in their children’s rooms!

The leopard, or panther, lives in Asia, from Malaysia and India north to Siberia and west into Europe as far as the Black Sea. It also lives all over Africa except in the Sahara. A big leopard is 9 feet long, but most are 7 feet. They average 110 pounds and live about 20 years. Leopards are intelligent and, though smaller, almost as good fighters as lions and tigers. A litter is 2 to 4 cubs.

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Did You Also Know...?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing in the 1960’s?

...Mort Künstler did this painting in 1965 for the Physio-Chem Corporation?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for Dodd, Mead, and Company in 1973?

...Mort Künstler painted the movie poster for Amazing Grace?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for use on the cover of a Sunday supplement?

...Mort Künstler painted this book jacket for Fullback Fury?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned to paint the flight crew of the second launch of the Space Shuttle?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned by the United States Marine Corps College and Staff Foundation to paint the battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the paperback cover of the mystery adventure story Kill Quick or Die?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a mother grizzly bear and her cubs being shot by a hunter?

...Mort Künstler did this painting in 1993?

...Mort Künstler did the cover painting for Zane Grey’s Vanishing American?

...this illustration was painted by Mort Künstler for Cavalier Magazine?

...Mort Künstler painted this leopard and cub in 1974?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for True Detective Magazine?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of an Ornitholestes for Dinosaur Story?

...Gene Favell, founder of the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls, Oregon, presented their annual Western Heritage Award to Mort Künstler on May 4, 1985?

...Mort Künstler did this World War II painting in the early 1960’s?

...Mort Künstler did a series of paintings of WW I fighter planes for Renwal Products, the hobby kit company?

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

...Mort Künstler did this cover painting for A Year From Now for Dodd, Mead, and Company in the 1950’s?

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