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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / A New Nation

Here you will find a pictorial chronicle of the drama and excitement of American History. These paintings give the viewer an insight into the tumultuous life of this young nation that mere words cannot achieve.



The Regulars Are Out!
Lexington, Mass., April 19, 1775




Historical Information

"Mechanics" were local Boston patriots who set up the first organized intelligence network in American history. On the night of April 18-19, Paul Revere and another "mechanic," shoemaker Henry Dawes, received word of an imminent British movement and set out to alert patriots that the redcoats were coming. His actual cry was believed to be "The regulars are coming out!" Revere embarked on his legendary ride, which was immortalized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1860, which transformed him forever into a national symbol of freedom.

Date Created: 2013

Medium: Oil on board

Image Size: 11-1/2" x 15-1/2"

 

 
All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.