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The Art of Mort Künstler / The American Spirit / Coming of Age

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.



First View of the Lady – limited edition print


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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction Technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 26-1/2" x 40"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 395
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 40



Historical Information

Beginning in 1892, more than 12 million people have passed through Ellis Island. Many of these immigrants traveled as third class passengers, or steerage. The travel conditions were very difficult to bear – overcrowded and unsanitary – with the trip lasting up to two weeks. The process on Ellis Island for most of the immigrants lasted from several hours to several days, depending on inspections by doctors and examination of documents.

We can only imagine the excitement and hope immigrants felt as they came to Ellis Island, with the Statue of Liberty greeting them in the harbor. That colossal monument to American freedom was a gift of the French people on the occasion of the centenary of American independence.




To see other Ellis Island prints click here.

To see a Fabric Panel of First View of the Lady click here.

 

 
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.