"The First Pledge of Allegiance"   Lot no. 2996

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By Mort Kunstler (1931- )

1977 (Estimated)
16.00" x 19.00"
Oil on Board
Signed and Dated Lower Right
SOLD

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EXHIBITED:

Old Orchard Museum, Oyster Bay, New York,"Old Glory's Proudest Moments," June 10-September 8, 1978;

U.S. Navy Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, "Old Glory's Proudest Moments," February-April 15, 1979;

Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America," October 23-November 3, 1979.

 

LITERATURE:

Commemorative First day Issue, Old Glory's Proudest Moments, Unicover - Fleetwood Division, Cheyenne, WY, 1977, illustrated in color;

Catalogue, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, Hammer Galleries, New York, 1979, illustrated in color, p. 8;

Henry Steele Commager, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986, and Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994, illustrated in color, p. 151.

 

The artist used his neighbor's children as models for this painting.

 

 


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