Defending Freedom Painting

Defending Freedom Painting
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Defending Freedom Painting

Artist:  Abraham Hunter

Release Date:  October 2020

Art Notes:  "Most everyone knows the iconic photo of 5 Marines raising the flag on Mt Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. But the flag being raised during that photo was simply a replacement for the first flag that was raised earlier by 4 marines. During the Battle, a 40 man patrol made it to the top of the mountain and placed a small flag on a long pole at the crest. The moment the flag was raised, there were cheers and celebration from the men in the boats and on the beach. The cheers alerted some Japanese to attack the men raising the flag. The marines quickly sprung in to action and that’s the moment this painting depicts. In this painting you see the men that were actually there during the first flag's raising, along with the combat photographer and the F-4U Corsair ground support planes attacking emplacement ahead of the boots on the ground. Off in the distance, the beach landings are still underway and the sea swarms with boats from the invasion fleet.

I wanted to make this painting a different perspective from what we often think of when we think about our grandfathers' sacrifices during World War II. I wanted to imagine the battleground from the old photos and bring it to life showing the bravery and action of these heroes of freedom. War is always terrible, but we owe our lives and freedoms and economy we have today to these men and I feel like there’s no better time for the hearts of this generation to turn back towards our Fathers. I hope you enjoy this painting and that it inspires you to be proud of our country and what we have done right, despite our flaws. Let’s all stand up for our individual freedom and the rights of our countrymen just like these brave men "Defending Freedom"."  ~Abraham Hunter

Edition Information:   Every Signed and Numbered (SN) piece is hand-retouched (highlighted) by skilled artisans.  Each piece is highlighted in the same places for a uniform look throughout the edition.  An Artist Proof (AP) is hand highlighted by Abraham Hunter in his studio.  Both the SN and AP editions are hand signed by the Abraham Hunter.

Image Size Description SN AP
18" x 27" Edition Size 295 25
24" x 36" Edition Size 95 15
Limited Edition Canvas Information:  Limited Edition Canvases combine old world craftsmanship with the finest materials and latest production technologies to produce extraordinary canvas artwork.  The image is reproduced on premium canvas with superior, long-life pigment inks, then hand stretched on a hardwood frame.  Vibrant colors, rich textures and color tones accurate to original brushstroke are the hallmarks of your finished piece.  Every canvas reproduction is individually numbered and comes with a matching Certificate of Authenticity.  Made in the USA.
Framing Information:  Limited Edition Canvas Frames are works of art unto themselves. The frames are specifically hand crafted, using premium museum quality moldings, to compliment the Limited Edition Canvases.  Additional features include: secure & removable canvas clips; and a high strength coated wire hanger.  Please note that your frame choice will add between 6 to 20 inches to the image size.  
Estimated Delivery Times:  Each canvas is made and hand highlighted after it is ordered.  For this reason it can take about 4 weeks to make the item and ship it to you.  Call the Art Gallery at 252-453-2383, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, to find out what edition(s) we have in stock and/or to arrange for faster delivery options.
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