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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.

Guns of Gettysburg, The

Most Civil War field guns had an effective range of a mile or less and were of dubious accuracy at any distance greater than half a mile. They were therefore most devastating at close range. Firing grape or canister (like a giant shotgun) against charging infantry, Union artillery helped break up Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg in this manner.

Date Created: 1993

Medium: Mixed media

Image Size: 13 3/4" x 11 1/4"

Signature Location: Signed and dated lower left: M Kunstler '93


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.