Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)

Green Corn Ceremony of the Creek, 1500s, 1976-77
Oil on canvas
27-1/2 x 40 inches (69.9 x 101.6 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: MKünstler / ’76
Signed and titled on the reverse: Green Corn Ceremony of the Creek / MKünstler ’77

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF KERRY BETENSKY AND NEAL GLASS, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

PROVENANCE:
Collectors’ Gallery, Wantagh, New York;
Hammer Galleries, New York;
Kerry Betensky and Neal Glass, Long Island, New York, acquired from the above;
Estate of the above.

EXHIBITED:
Hammer Galleries, New York, “Mort Künstler: History Recorded: The Indian & White Man in Early America,” October 12-22, 1977;
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, and elsewhere, “Mort Künstler: The American Spirit,” October 4-November 30, 1986;
Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, “Mort Künstler: The American Spirit,” October 15-November 13, 1994;
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York, “The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler,” August 27-November 5, 2006.

LITERATURE:
M. Künstler, History Recorded: The Indian & White Man in Early America, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1977, p. 4, illustrated;
H.S. Commager, The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1986, pp. 20-21, illustrated;
The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, Winchester, Virginia, 1994, p. 5, illustrated;
H.S. Commager, The American Spirit – The Paintings of Mort Künstler, exhibition catalogue, Nashville, 1994, pp. 20-21, illustrated;
Educational Media Project, National Geographic Society, NGS Picture Show: Native Americans Part I, 1995;
Educational Media Project, National Geographic Society, NGS Picture Pack: Native Americans Eastern Woodlands & Plains, 1995;
Grant Foreman, ed., A Traveler in Indian Territory – The Journal