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  • 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...

  • Wild West Magazine

    The West Goes Pop

    Andy Warhol created a West portfolio a year before his death. Andy Warhol may be better known for his cans of Campbell’s Soup and his Marilyn Monroes, but his penchant for making Pop Art out of America’s national myths also drew him to...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Review: A New World

    A New World: England’s First View of America Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. March 6-June 1 The British artist and explorer John White first sailed to North America in May 1577 as part of a Cathay Company...

  • American History Magazine

    The First Real Pilgrims

    The oldest known work by a European artist in North America is a watercolor of a near-naked giant, his arm slung around a tiny fop in tights. The giant is chiseled, like a bodybuilder, and covered in tattoos. He wears bracelets and anklets...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Review: John Adams Elder

    John Adams Elder: Fredericksburg’s Artist of the Civil War Retrospective art exhibit Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Fredericksburg, Va., now through September 7, 2008 The Confederacy may have lost the Civil War, but the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- March 2008

    American Who Infiltrated the Manhattan Project for the Soviets Honored in Russia  It could have been a heart- warming American success story. Born and raised in Iowa, George Koval graduated from Sioux City’s Central High School in...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Artists on War: War in Miniature

    The military heir to Genghis Khan ensured his legacy through the creation of detailed histories illustrated with small but splendid paintings. After Genghis Khan’s empire disintegrated in the 14th century, another brilliant and ruthless...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Artists at War: Women in War

    Western art of the last 500 years illustrates the diverse roles women have played in times of conflict. The modern idea of women in war conjures images of combat, with women serving and sometimes dying in an arena long considered the sole...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Fine Art Takes Wing

    It’s time aviation artists were given the respect they so richly deserve. On a recent trip to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, I discovered among the dazzling collection of impressionist art a marvelous 1910 oil painting of a Levavasseur...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Corsair! The Award-Winning Painting

    American Society of Aviation Artists 2008 Award of Distinction winner. The clean, distinctive lines of Jack Fellows’ award- winning painting are indicative of his careful research and close attention to detail and accuracy. That...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Sid Richardson Museum

    Remington, Russell and other Western masters draw visitors to this museum on Fort Worth's Sundance Square...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Book Reviews: Florida Art

    The Journey of the Highwaymen  by Catherine M. Enns, Abrams Al Black’s Concrete Dreams  by Gary Monroe, University Press of Florida The Highwaymen: Florida’s Outsider Artists PBS DVD Striving young African Americans in 1950s...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Heroes in Coats, Breeches, and Cock’d Hats

    In The Death of General Wolfe, Benjamin West combined elements of national pride, historical accuracy, and Christian iconography to create a new image of the heroic. On September 13, 1759, British Maj. Gen. James Wolfe and his men drifted...