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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / The Frontier

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.

Man and His Mountain

Date Created: 1982

Medium: Oil on canvas

Image Size: 16" x 20"

“In this symbolic portrait, I deliberately enlarged the trapper's hands, which have been through so much wear and tear. Most trappers ended up with arthritis from all the years of setting traps in ice-cold streams.”
- Mort Künstler


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 © 2001-2020. 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.