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  • Wild West Magazine

    Ronald Burgess Honors Quanah

    Comanche artist works in black and white. The Indian’s face is lined with battle scars, long braids wrapped in skins, narrow eyes staring into your soul, a diamond and pearl pin at his neck. It’s a perfect picture of the last chief of...

  • American History Magazine

    Power and Vitality: Margaret Bourke-White

    On the evening of October 29, 1929, a 25-year-old photographer entered the First National Bank of Boston hoping the building would be empty, so she could finish shooting pictures of its new lobby for an advertisement. Instead, she found...

  • American History Magazine

    Lincoln’s Teenage Sculptor

    It was a confident 17-year-old art student named Vinnie Ream who boldly requested that the president of the United States pose for her while she honed her craft. Abraham Lincoln allowed the teenager 15 minutes per day to observe and sculpt...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Headlines- December 2007

    Gettysburg Cyclorama Comes Back to Life Out of public view since 2005, Gettysburg’s famed cyclorama painting, The Battle of Gettysburg, has been restored to its former full-color glory. The first of 14 panels, measuring 26 feet wide by...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Work in Progress

    How do you restore the endangered Gettysburg Cyclorama painting—all three tons and 14,600 square feet of it? Very carefully. “Whilst in Chicago I went to see the battle of Gettysburg three times, and you may rest assured you have got a...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Sculpting the Cause

    Fighting for VMI and the Confederacy forever changed Moses Ezekiel’s life, and his artwork celebrated and honored that experience. June 4, 1914, was a typical hot, humid late-spring day in the nation’s capital, but it would have taken...

  • World War II Magazine

    Saving Private Rembrandt

    GIs known as the Monuments Men went underground to rescue art masterpieces plundered by the Nazis. Private Harry L. Ettlinger celebrated his 19th birthday on January 28, 1945, by boarding a truck in the bitter cold at a camp on the border...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Showing Too Much of the Horrors of War

    Frank Brangwyn’s realistic portrayals of combat shocked Great Britain’s War Department, but recruiting officers begged him for more. In 1914 newsreels were an infant technology and radio broadcasts had not begun, but the poster was...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Portraits of the Mutiny

    British artists’ imaginative depictions of the 1857 sepoy rebellion helped fan the flames of public outrage. To say that the outbreak of the sepoy rebellion in northern India in the spring of 1857 shocked and appalled the British would...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Garibaldi’s Panoramic Exploits

    Before photography, people flocked to panoramas to gaze at far-flung scenes painted on huge canvases, as moderators dramatized the unfolding events. Unification and nationalism were the watchwords of the nineteenth century. While nations...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Colt Idol

    The 20-something Montana oil painter has branded himself ‘The New Face of the Old West’...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Return From Rimini

    Sam Lyons’ painting commemorates a September 1944 raid on Italy’s Gothic Line. Veteran aviation artist Sam Lyons had to carry out some detective work in the course of research for his latest commissioned painting. Return From Rimini...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Fourth Mission of the Day

    A tribute to an Eagle Squadron commander brings Gil Cohen top honors. Gil Cohen’s painting Fourth Mission of the Day Lieutenant Donald J.M. Blakeslee, has earned the artist his second consecutive top honor from the American Society of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Uncommon Chivalry

    David Hammond’s painting Uncommon Chivalry  highlights a rare compassionate act in the midst  of combat more than six decades ago. In it he depicts Republic P-47D pilot Major Bill Dunham circling over a Japanese flier he had...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    A Date With Doolittle

    Its mission accomplished, a B-25 heads west to safer skies. For his fourth painting in a series depicting the famous Doolittle Raiders, artist William Phillips chose to show a solitary North American B-25B after it had completed its...

  • Wild West Magazine

    The Cowboy Rock Art of Tinchera Pass

    At a remote geographical site in southeast Colorado called ‘the Wall,’ some of the pictographs decorating the south side were created by cattle drovers, not Indians. In the American West, many examples can be found of ancient carvings...