I was a guest author at the 10th annual History Meets the Arts festival in Gettysburg last month and was pleased to see so many exciting French and Indian War artists – some outstanding paintings and artists! I have gained a new appreciation for fine artwork. I enjoy browsing through the Civil War art galleries in Gettysburg, and especially like to walk through Dale Gallon‘s gallery. He’s one of my favorites, along with Bradley Schmehl, whose painting of the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge is next on my target list. Last night, I was in a friend’s house over in Adams County and was admiring his impressive collection of John Michael Strain‘s works (I like his new bridge painting – I’m partial to bridges!).
So, who is your favorite Civil War artist – Troiani, Maritano, Reeve, Kunstler, Gallon, Schmehl, Strain, someone else? And what is your favorite painting or subject matter? Why?