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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / Coming of Age

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.



Rough Riders, The - limited edition print
Battle of San Juan Hill, July 1, 1898


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Giclée Canvas Prints

Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


Size: 21” x 28”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100



Historical Information

When the sinking of the battleship Maine in Cuban waters made war almost inevitable, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt formed a special regiment of “Rough Riders”- a term he coined – to be drawn from cattlemen, miners, big game hunters, and others, for service in the coming war. The regiment, under the command of Roosevelt and Colonel Leonard Wood, trained at Tampa, Florida, then embarked for Santiago, Cuba, in whose spacious harbor the Spanish fleet had assembled; the Spanish army had dug in atop the ridge of San Juan Hill.

The battle came on July 1, 1898. In the face of heavy fire, the Americans managed to gain the heights and disperse the Spanish defenses. Confronted by disaster the Spanish fleet took to sea, where it was met by devastating fire from five battleships and two cruisers. The Spanish fleet was totally destroyed at the cost of only one man in the American flotilla. That, in effect, ended the Spanish-American War.

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