WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND COUNTRY. THE ARTIST - JOHN PAUL STRAIN Artist John Paul Strain captures the color, drama and heroism of the Civil War with a vivid realism that is unique among the nation's top-ranking historical artists. A native Southerner born in Nashville, Tennessee, John Paul Strain has studied American History and the War Between the States in particular practically all of his life.He received his formal training at BYU, polished his professional techniques as an illustrator for the U. Department of Energy, and soon afterwards entered the field of historical fine art, prints and posters. His work met immediate success and was showcased at a premiere gallery in the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed for his paintings of the Old West, he eventually moved to Texas to work full time in the field of historical art. His early art, prints and posters depicting Civil War subjects produced the same enthusiastic response as his Western Art, and in the 1980s John Paul Strain began to concentrate on the Civil War. Few artists in the field have gained such widespread popularity so quickly.
His art, prints and posters are now acclaimed among collectors, who prize his studies of Lee, Jackson, Forrest and other Civil War leaders, as well as his scenes of conflict and pageantry. His distinctive artistic style, which combines bright colors and contrasting shadows, and his devotion to historic authenticity have dramatically increased his popularity. Today, his original art is displayed throughout America and among collectors of fine art limited-edition Civil War prints. Artist John Paul Strain has become an American favorite. "Battlefield Gettysburg" John Paul Strain S/N Limited E dition Print.Alexander & General Longstreet Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - July 3, 1863. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Series. This is the third in a series of three prints commemorating the Battle of Gettysburg. Each print commemorates each of the three days of battle. Or two days the great armies of the North and the South had battered away at each other in and around the small town of Gettysburg. On the 3rd day the commander of Confederate forces, General Robert E. Lee looked across the open fields at Union forces located east of the Emmitsburg road. He was sure one final attack into the center of the line would bring victory. Defeating the Union force under the command of General George Meade would change the whole course of the war, and possibly even result in independence for the Confederacy. Edward Porter Alexander to orchestrate a massive bombardment with 125 cannons that would precede the attack of 12,500 troops lead by Generals Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble.
Alexander was noted as the best artillerist in the Army of Northern Virginia, and he functioned as the tactical chief of artillery in the 1st Corps. Alexander's task was enormous. With limited ammunition, he would have to neutralize as much of the enemy's position as possible if Pickett's charge was to have any chance of success. General Longstreet had great doubts about attacking the strong Federal position. Longstreet remembered how his troops stationed behind the rock wall at Marye's Heights had mowed down Union troops attacking up the long slope at Fredericksburg.At Gettysburg he had tried for days to talk General Lee out of engaging the Federal troops who held the high ground. But undaunted, Lee had confidence in the success of his plan.
As General Lee pointed to a "little clump of trees" as the objective, the hour was soon approaching when Alexander would begin his bombardment by the firing of two cannons in quick succession, signaling the start of the final battle of Gettysburg. The open ground to be crossed by the valiant soldiers of the South, would become the most famous battlefield in America.
Also available in these formats. Remarques on Lithographic Artist's Proof Print Edition Only.All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist and include a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting.
Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable. An Artists Proof (AP), generally, is the first 10% of the Limited Edition prints that come off the press.If the Limited Edition is 400 s/n, there would be 40 APs. This status is noted on the print. Collectors prefer APs because their value increases even more than a Limited Edition as time goes by.
A remarque is a drawing done in the white border area of an art print. The subject of the remarque is usually determined by the artist.
Each remarque is a piece of original art which adds to the value of the print by making that particular print unique and exclusive from the rest of the prints in the edition. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "Battlefield Gettysburg John Paul Strain Civil War Print" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2013. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "airplanesandmore" and is located in Saint Johns, Florida.
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