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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / The Modern Era

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.

Coney Island

“This was painted as a magazine illustration. Although I would do it much differently today, I still like the composition and the feeling of this work.”
- Mort Kunstler

The original painting was part of the travelling exhibits Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure curated by the Norman Rockwell Museum and Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 - 2008 curated by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Date Created: 1953

Medium: Gouache

Image Size: 17" x 25"


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 © 2001-2022. 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.