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Michael Gnatek Sgt. Carney's Flag 


Michael Gnatek Sgt. Carney's Flag   Michael Gnatek

Status: | Condition: New | Edition:Limited Edition  | Edition Size: Limited Edition 1554 | Dim:16.5 x 24 | Michael Gnatek| Item #: t544

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Sgt. Carney's Flag  

NOTES: Signed and Numbered L/E 1554, William Carney was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a member of Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry. On July 18, 1863, during the Battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina, nearly 37 years after the Civil War, he was cited for military valor. During the engagement by the all-Black 54th and 55th Massachusetts Colored Regiments, Commander Robert G. Shaw was shot down. A few feet from where he fell laid Sergeant Carney. Summoning all of his strength, Carney held aloft the colors and continued the charge. Having been shot several times, he kept the colors flying high, and miraculously retreated his regiments. Although he made of his comrades did not. For in the deadly battle, over 1,500 Black troops died. On this day in 1900, Sergeant William H. Carney was issued the Congressional Medal of Honor, making him the first Black to ever win the coveted award.

Sgt. Carney's Flag   by Michael Gnatek Is a Limited Edition production by the Artist. Print Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which affirms that this Art Print is an authentic Limited Edition production from  Michael Gnatek. This Limited Edition is Signed and Numbered by the artist.

Michael Gnatek bio

Michael Gnatek has long been recognized as the premier portrait painter, both of American military and western figures. His range of subject matter is remarkably diverse from strongly confident poses of Patton, Stuart, Lee, Jackson and a young Confederate Standard-Bearer to the quiet tranquility of Sitting Bull, an Indian Sundancer, a solitary mountain man and a demure Crow maiden. His artistic print history is not extensive because each original requires from four to six months for completion. But the final product is the most accurate portrayal of his title character that an artist's brush will allow. Gnatek's unfailing attention to historic and geographic accuracy has earned him membership in the prestigious Society of American Historical Artists (SAHA). He was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, studied at Yale University's School of Design and spent his three-year tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps, first as a combat artist and later as a Sunset Parade VIP portraitist in Washington, D.C., where he resides.