Property from the Mort Künstler Collection
Mort Künstler (b. 1931)
Oklahoma Land Rush
signed with conjoined initials and dated '© MKünstler '85' (lower right)
gouache on paper laid down on board
14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35.5 cm.), image; 17 x 17 ½ in. (43.1 x 44.4 cm.), overall
Painted in 1985.
Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1986.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2013.
Unicover: Fleetwood Division, Mort Künstler’s Epic Events in American History: Commemorative First Day Issue, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1986, illustrated.
M. Künstler, H.S. Commager, The American Spirit–the Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1986, p. 139, illustrated.
M. Künstler, H.S. Commager, The American Spirit, Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, p. 139, illustrated.
The present work depicts the April 22, 1889 first run of some 40,000 homesteaders staking their claims during the Oklahoma Land Rush. It was featured on a commemorative first day cover commissioned by Fleetwood Division of Unicover Corporation.
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