Thanks to E_just_E and the others who have contributed to this thread - this is exactly what I was hoping for when I began it! If you know more, please post them. I've seen a sales exhibit of Strain's work in person and it's remarkable the detail he gets into his paintings - he's certainly one of my favorites, though I only own Troiani and Schmehl modern prints.
Here is one by John Paul Strain. "Road to Front Royal".If I keep looking at these, I'm liable to get up, load my rifle, and take off walking to Winchester to sign up for the Stonewall Brigade.
These beautiful paintings are so inspiring.
When I lived in Front Royal, VA, there was, and is a little coffee shop in the middle of town called "Daily Grind". They had a painting of Early and his staff from the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. It was beautiful as well.
I was surprised and pleased while on vacation last month to learn that Rocco is actually a native of the Shenandoah Valley! From a historical standpoint I think his work is second only to Troiani.Don't think this one's been posted yet. Baptism at Manassas Station by Keith Rocco. Jackson leads his brigade into battle at First Manassas.
And that's why I'm a fan of both! I can't afford many of their prints, but I sure admire their work and their knack for authenticity.I was surprised and pleased while on vacation last month to learn that Rocco is actually a native of the Shenandoah Valley! From a historical standpoint I think his work is second only to Troiani.
Leave it to a Wyeth to get Jackson right. This may be the only painting of Jackson I've seen in which his face actually looks like the photographs of him.View attachment 67661
While on vacation last month in the Shenandoah Valley I found at New Market Battlefield State Park a print of another of my favorite depictions of Jackson, this one by early Twentieth Century artist and illustrator N. C. Wyeth, father of the more recent Andrew and grandfather of Jamie. Wyeth's Jackson was painted originally as the frontispiece of the 1911 romantic novel by Mary Johnston called The Long Roll. I've just gotten it back from the framers, so now it also graces my ever-cluttered walls!
Me, too! Kunstler, Rocco, Troiani, Schmehl and other Civil War subject artists produce wonderful pieces of art with many fine qualities. IMHO John Paul Strain's artwork is a notch above and spectacular. I strive and hope to develop my skill to a more competitive stature. To date I remain humbled by these fine artists.I like Strain the best! Beautiful ! Love to look at them...
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