Mort Künstler and Dale Gallon: Painting the Battle of Gettysburg

In honor of the 150th Commemoration of the Civil War, Musselman Library is proud to feature approximately twenty prints of paintings by Mort Künstler and Dale Gallon, two of the nation’s most renowned Civil War artists. Displayed in the Apse on the main floor of the library, the prints are in order from the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg to its aftermath, visitors can re-experience the historic event in a unique timeline fashion.

 

Both artists are known for their historical accuracy and meticulous detail. As you walk through this exhibit, be sure to notice the detail in the soldiers’ uniforms, the flags, and the battlefield; every aspect of each painting was painstakingly researched.

 

The Day is Ours - Dale Gallon

Courtesy of Gallon Historical Art - Gettysburg, PA www.gallon.com

Mort Künstler studied art at Brooklyn College, UCLA, and Pratt Institute. Upon graduation, he established himself as a successful illustrator, taking commissions from book and magazine publishers. He has since been commissioned for artwork featured in film, books, TV specials, and more. His works have been exhibited at locations including the Nassau County Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, and the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.mortkunstler.com.

Dale Gallon, originally a native of Southern California, studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he was trained as a narrative illustrator. He currently lives in Gettysburg and has produced over 200 Civil War images to date. His works are currently on display in places such as the Pentagon, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, the Minnesota State Capital, and the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. For more information, visit www.gallon.com.

 

The prints on display were graciously donated to Special Collections by John T. Hoback, Gettysburg College Class of 1962.

 

Curated by Emily A. Francisco, Class of 2014