Reading Public Museum Opens Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler

Reading Public Museum presents Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler an exhibition on view 4/26/13 – 7/28/13.

Mort Künstler,Pickett's Charge: Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, oil on canvas, ©2012 Mort Künstler, Inc.

Mort Künstler,Pickett’s Charge: Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, oil on canvas, ©2012 Mort Künstler, Inc.

In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address (which is being observed in 2013), the Reading Public Museum exhibits nearly 30 paintings, etchings and sketches by renowned historical artist Mort Künstler.

He’s the premier historical artist in America – and now he focuses mainly on the American Civil War. When Mort Künstler began his current emphasis on Civil War art in the early 1980s, he had already accomplished more than a half-dozen artists could hope to accomplish in a collective lifetime. From portraits of prehistoric American life to the odyssey of the space shuttle, Mort Künstler had painted America’s story – and was already renowned as “the premier historical artist in America.” When he placed his focus on Civil War art, Mr. Künstler quickly established himself as the country’s most-collected Civil War artist, and earned unprecedented acclaim within the genre of Civil War art. www.readingpublicmuseum.org

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