The South Carolina State Museum's Civil War art exhibit is winding down. The exhibit, "For Us the Living" features the art of Mort Kuntsler and will close April 7. Kuntsler, who lives in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Is known for his historically accurate paintings.
According to JoAnn Zeise, the Museum's Curator of History, Kuntsler's accuracy goes to the level of weather, styles of watches, types of lanterns etc. His style is reminiscent, in some respects of Thomas Kinkade.
In Kuntsler's painting, "The Final Mission of the H.L. Hunley," according to Zeise, "the buttons on the uniforms, the clouds in the sky and the types of lanterns are all accurate."
In "Soldier of Faith" which shows General Robert E. Lee attending church in Orange, Va, in February, 1864, the painting is accurate to the locust tree which served as the hitching post for Traveler, Lee's horse and the heavy snow which fell that day.
Kuntsler visited the Museum in November to lecture and sign books, prints and other memorabilia. However, he stayed longer than he had planned. His trip home was delayed by Hurricane Sandy.
The exhibit is included in the Museum's regular admission and is located on the Museum's fourth floor.
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