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  • 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...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Artists on War: Revenge on Canvas

    A general mistreated by the enemy settles the score—and is immortalized in a painting that came to symbolize Britain’s domination of India. A few years after her husband died, the widow of Major General David Baird approached British...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Artists Review: Victory at What Cost?

    Daniel Maclise’s murals of Waterloo and Trafalgar dramatically illustrate the sacrifices of war. For nearly 150 years, British politicians have filed past two massive murals lining the walls of the Royal Gallery in the Houses of...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Horst Faas: An Appreciation

    The death on May 10 of legendary Associated Press photographer and editor Horst Faas prompted hundreds of comments and recollections from his colleagues and friends with a common theme, calling Faas a generous man of considerable humor and...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- July 2012

    Single-Seater Baby B-17 While there are plenty of 7/8-scale and even 3/4-scale flying fighter replicas—the latter would give an F4U Corsair look-alike a wingspan of just under 30 feet—nobody has ever tried to shrink a four-engine...