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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / The Old West

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.

Painted Horse

“An aptly-titled painting, this pictures a ‘pinto’ or ‘paint’ that is actually painted as well. The Plains Indians painted themsleves and their horses before going into battle; each had his own distinctive colors and designs, believed to give him mystical powers. ‘Painted Horse’ could also be the name of this Sioux Warrior.”
- Mort Kunstler

Date Created: 1981

Medium: Oil on canvas

Image Size: 20" x 16"


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.