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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / The Civil War

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.

Strategy in the Snow – limited edition print SOLD OUT
Fredericksburg, Virginia, November 29, 1862

This limited edition print is SOLD OUT

The Official Legends in Gray Series - Second in a Series of Six Limited Edition Prints:
#1 I Will Be Moving Within the Hour..."
#2 Strategy in the Snow
#3 The Last Meeting
#4 Confederate Sunset
#5 Commanders of Manassas
#6 Model Partnership

Paper Prints

Reproduction technique: Fine offset lithography on neutral pH archival quality paper using the finest fade-resistant inks.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Image Size: 19 1/2" x 25 1/4" • Overall Size: 24 1/4" x 29 1/2"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 1500
Signed Artist's Proofs • Edition Size: 75

Mort Künstler's Comments

Painting a Civil War snow scene has almost become a tradition for me every year. In his biography of Robert E. Lee, Douglas Southall Freeman described an episode when "Stonewall" Jackson met with Lee at Lee's winter camp during the evening of November 29, 1862. The moment I read about this scene, I knew this would be my new painting.

However, commitments to paintings and drawings for the book Gettysburg, the companion to the now famous movie, forced me to delay painting the snow scene. I also had to complete the last of the Killer Angels portfolio paintings, Chamberlain's Charge, so I was very eager to get to work on this painting when time finally became available.

There are wonderful contemporary descriptions of winter camps, including the placement of General Lee's flags and the tents of aides, which I was able to draw upon to help create this painting. Strategy in the Snow is the second in the Legends in Gray series. It took me a long time to finalize the vision and I hope it was worth the wait.


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