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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.

End of a Legend
Stonewall Jackson, Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863

Darkness and confusion prevailed when Jackson, A. P. Hill, and their staffs rode forward through the woods of Chancellorsville to ascertain the new line of the enemy. As the party galloped back through the dark forest, men in the Eighteenth North Carolina naturally mistook them for Union cavalry and opened fire. The bullets struck Jackson.

Date Created: 1995

Medium: Gouache

Image Size: 16" x 26 1/4"

Signature Location: Signed and dated lower right: M Kunstler '95


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.