01 October 2008 by Published in: Union Cavalry 3 comments

I had a very interesting but surprising telephone call this morning. Renowned Civil War artist Mort Kunstler phoned me this morning, out of the clear blue sky. Mort has gotten interested in the Rush’s Lancers and figured out that I know something about them. He’s planning to do a painting of the Lancers, and got hold of me to see if I might be interested in helping. I’ve worked with Don Troiani, Don Stivers, and Dale Gallon in the past, and enjoyed each instance. So, I readily agreed to help Mort.

I quoted him my usual fee for helping: a copy of the print personally signed to me, and we had a deal.

I’m looking forward to working with him, and am especially looking forward to seeing my favorite regiment honored. I will keep everyone posted as to the progress of the project.

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  1. Wed 01st Oct 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Great to hear Eric. Mort is a bud of mine too and coming down here to Fredericksburg in Nov. to debut his 2008 Christmas Print. I’ll be doing an article on him (my 3rd w/ him) for the paper and seeing him at the print signing. It’s been a year since we got together and he is always a great conversationalist. I’m sure the two of you will create something great together.

  2. Don
    Fri 03rd Oct 2008 at 10:40 pm

    That’s great news, Eric, congratulations.

  3. Mitch
    Mon 17th Nov 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Eric- I hope this project is still tracking well. The charge at St. James Church would get my vote for subject matter. Tell Mort that I will buy the copy after yours as soon as it comes off the press.

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