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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Delta Dreamer

    Artist-engineer Alexander Lippisch conceived more than 50 radical aircraft designs, including the Nazis’ rocket-powered Me-163. Few aircraft configurations are more familiar than the delta wing, which dominated the sky for many years,...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Ron Lesser

    New Yorker Ron Lesser covers the Western genre, from film posters for Clint Eastwood to evocative oil paintings...

  • American History Magazine

    Looking in on The Americans

    Photographer Robert Frank hit the road a half century ago and created a record of daily life that came to define an era. In 1955 a Swiss-born photographer named Robert Frank set out on a cross-country tour of the U.S. to capture “the...

  • American History Magazine

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    America’s transformation from a fledgling confederation of 13 colonies to a mature republic took a century and a half. The nation was born, settled and then wracked by civil war; it rebuilt, urbanized and emerged in the 20th century as...

  • American History Magazine

    Fleeting Visions of the Old West

    Cowboy artist Charles Russell captured the vibrant spirit of a short-lived way of life. At the end of the 19th century, numerous artists set out to depict an American West that by then had mostly vanished. But the paintings of Charles...

  • American History Magazine

    Space Enough, and Time

    A frontier photographer explores the limits of technology and art and shoots the first images of a world in motion. There was once a boy named Edward Muggeridge, son of a coal merchant near London. In his early 20s he set off west across...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs: The Becker Collection

    http://idesweb.bc.edu/becker/ http://www.firsthandexhibit.org/ The inspiration behind “The Becker Collection” Web site is Sheila Gallagher, but the collection itself exists because of her great-great-grandfather Joseph Becker, who...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Harold T. Holden

    Oklahoma sculptor Harold Holden honors such homegrown heroes as lawman Bass Reeves and cowboy humorist Will Rogers...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Artists on War: If at First You Do Succeed

    John Trumbull painted three versions of The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar. He always considered the first effort his best. THE AMERICAN Revolution culminated in failure for the British. But even as it was unfolding, Britain was...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    The War on Canvas

    Long after the guns were silenced, new generations of artists produced haunting images of America’s most painful conflict. In our own era of Künstler, Troiani and Gallon—eagerly collected illustrators of the Civil War—it is hard to...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: “Art of the American Soldier”

     “Art of the American Soldier”  Through Jan. 10, 2011 (followed by national tour) National Constitution Center Independence Mall 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. (215) 409-6600 www.constitutioncenter.org Combat photography...

  • Military History Magazine

    What Lady Butler Knew

    The Victorian-era artist never saw a battle, but her paintings show a deep knowledge of the soldiers’ plight. Among the most widely reproduced cautionary images during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan a decade ago was a classic of 19th...

  • American History Magazine

    The Wild Wild West

    The culture wars of an expansionist era inspired Charles Deas, but he lost his own battle with madness and obscurity. “From what we can see of it over the shoulders of the hundreds crowding around,” raved the New Mirror in 1844, “it...

  • American History Magazine

    Over Here/Over There

    American painters like George Ault fought to make sense—and beauty—of a world at war. The world had exploded into chaos. A nation already staggering from the Great Depression was plunged into World War II, touching everyone, whether at...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Jim Nelson

    The vibrant layers of Nelson’s paintings conceal Indian symbols of spiritual significance...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- October 2011

    The ‘Dambusters’ Fly Again Famous Bombing Raid Reenacted Allied bombing, for all its lethal ferocity, was not an exact science. When the Royal Air Force set its sights on the heavily defended hydroelectric dams in Germany’s Ruhr...