May 9, 2015 – August 2, 2015

Discover Mort Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter.

Known today for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than sixty years―from paperback book jackets and men’s adventure magazine illustrations to movie posters, model kit boxes, and advertisements for prominent corporations. His dramatic, beautifully-crafted images, conceived in every possible genre throughout his outstanding career, will be the focus of this exhibition, which draws from the artist’s vast and highly-regarded body of work. His romance, war, and sporting illustrations for True, Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, Men’s Story among others, and his contemporary historical paintings that capture the heroes and battles of the American Civil War, will be on view. The exhibition will include approximately 75 original artworks.

On view in the MSV from May 9 through August 2, 2015, Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts.  The exhibition’s display at the MSV is generously sponsored by Beyer Volvo and Volkswagen of Winchester and The Winchester Star.

Press Release 7/24/15: Mort Kunstler Closing August 2, 2015

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Images in above billboard rotator:

Mort Künstler, Absolution Before Victory, 2012.
Oil on canvas. Collection of the artist.
©Mort Künstler Inc. All rights reserved.

Mort Künstler, Buried Alive for Four Months, 1965.
Story illustration for “Buried Alive for Four Months” by Richard Gallagher, Stag, Special Book Bonus, pgs. 12-13. Gouache on board.
Collection of the artist. ©Mort Künstler Inc. All rights reserved.

Mort Künstler, Warms Icy Man Chill, 2012
Advertisement for Maximus Vodka. Oil on Canvas.
Collection of the artist.
©Mort Künstler Inc. All rights reserved.