Artist Profile: Mort Kunstler (1931– )


1Mort Kunstler studied art at Brooklyn College, UCLA, and the Pratt Institute.  After graduating in 1953, he worked as a freelance artist in New York City.  Along with drawing covers and illustrations for several “men’s adventures” magazines, Kunstler also painted posters for The Poseidon Adventure and the original The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3.  Since the 1980s, Kunstler has specialized in painting dramatic interpretations of key American historical events with an emphasis on the Civil War.  He has been called “the foremost Civil War artist of our time.”

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