"Portraits of the Civil War"
A new series of original paintings by Ron Lesser
Acclaimed for his almost photographic renditions of the battles of the Civil War, Ron Lesser's new collection, "Portraits of the Civil War", draws its inspiration from the definitive glass plate photographs of legendary Civil War photographers like Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and others. Lauded for their craft and vision, the images created by these men (at the time of the conflict) are the best visual record in existence of our country's great Civil War.
In the spirit of these 19th century historic documents Mr. Lesser, with a keen eye for detail and immense talent, has reinvented these masterworks. Painting with warm light and subtle color, as if bathed in the light of a nineteenth century kerosene lantern, Mr. Lesser brings these frozen “black and white” images to life with a level of detail rivaled only by the photograph itself. Created in traditional oils, each original painting is a masterpiece inviting the viewer to “meet” one of the key figures of the Civil War.
No other contemporary Civil War painter captures the essence of the great figures of our country's Civil War like Ron Lesser. Trained in the classical tradition of, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, and Gilbert Stuart, Ron Lesser captures not only the physical likeness of the titans of this country's greatest conflict but also the man (or woman) behind the portrait.
Most portraits are 8 inches by 10 inches - oil on wood panel. Portraits of full or partial figures are larger and vary in size. Call or e-mail for commissions and new portraits now available. If you are interested in a work that is marked SOLD - please contact us. We are usually in contact with the collector who may be willing to sell the work on the secondary market.