His work met immediate success and was showcased at a premiere gallery in the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed for his paintings of the Old West, he eventually moved to Texas to work full time in the field of historical art.His early art, prints and posters depicting Civil War subjects produced the same enthusiastic response as his Western Art, and in the 1980s John Paul Strain began to concentrate on the Civil War. Few artists in the field have gained such widespread popularity so quickly. His art, prints and posters are now acclaimed among collectors, who prize his studies of Lee, Jackson, Forrest and other Civil War leaders, as well as his scenes of conflict and pageantry. His distinctive artistic style, which combines bright colors and contrasting shadows, and his devotion to historic authenticity have dramatically increased his popularity.
Today, his original art is displayed throughout America and among collectors of fine art limited-edition Civil War prints. Artist John Paul Strain has become an American favorite.
"Headquarters at Narrow Passage" John Paul Strain S/N Limited E dition Giclee Print. General Stonewall Jackson & Lt. Woodstock, Virginia - March 26, 1862.
On March 23rd General Stonewall Jackson's army had suffered a tactical defeat at the Battle of Kernstown. But Jackson's boldness and audacity during the battle alarmed Federal officers to the point that the size of the Confederate force was greatly overestimated.Federal plans to send two divisions away from the Valley to reinforce General McClellan's Peninsula Campaign were cancelled. Jackson retreated up the Valley Pike to Woodstock with the Federals following behind. He made his headquarters at the large two story log home of Miss Daisy Ruddell Stover. The home was located next to the Valley Pike at Narrow Passage Creek which flowed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Believing Narrow Passage to be good ground to defend, General Jackson formed a defensive line to do battle if the Federals continued to advance. On the 26th of March General Jackson met for the first time the talented map maker Lt. The General visited with Hotchkiss about his topographical drawing abilities and viewed some examples of his work. Jackson then said, I want you to make me a map of the Valley, from Harpers Ferry to Lexington, showing all points of offense and defense in those places. Pendleton will give you orders for whatever outfit you want. General Jackson now had in place one of the key men who would give him the strategic information needed to out maneuver the Federal armies he was facing. Hotchkiss became one of the more valued members of the General's personal staff.
Stonewall Jackson would begin his Valley Campaign with the help of Jedediah's 8 foot map of the Valley, and his army would not lose another battle. I would like to thank Ed and Ellen Markel, the owners of "The Inn at Narrow Passage", Daisy Stover's home, for their help and hospitality in helping me research this painting. Ed gave me a tour of the home built in the 1740's from the rock basement to the upper attic.
Folklore about the home is that during the war, there was a secret staircase, and tunnel that led from the home to the creek that helped Confederate soldiers hide and escape from Federal troops. Also available in these formats.
Remarques on Artist's Proof Giclee Paper Print Edition Only. John Paul Strain is now offering an Archival Paper Giclee edition in place of his lithographic paper prints.
A Giclee's colors are brighter, last longer, and are higher-resolution. They have crisper details and the range of color for giclees is far beyond that of lithography. With only 200 in the edition, these archival paper giclees will be even more collectible. All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist and include a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number.
For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting. Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable. An Artists Proof (AP), generally, is the first 10% of the Limited Edition prints that come off the press.
If the Limited Edition is 400 s/n, there would be 40 APs. This status is noted on the print. Collectors prefer APs because their value increases even more than a Limited Edition as time goes by. A remarque is a drawing done in the white border area of an art print. The subject of the remarque is usually determined by the artist.
Each remarque is a piece of original art which adds to the value of the print by making that particular print unique and exclusive from the rest of the prints in the edition. The term "giclee" denotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper.
The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order.The item "Headquarters at Narrow Passage John Paul Strain Print Gen. Stonewall Jackson" is in sale since Friday, November 21, 2014.
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