Despite the absence of photography and combat illustrators, the American Revolutionary War was accurately recorded by a number of artists. Historian and author historian Arthur S. Lefkowitz joins the NJARRT once again for a multimedia presentation of 18th century artistry in the form of studio-executed history paintings, portraits, illustrations, and rapidly drawn field sketches. Mr. Lefkowitz offers historical information on each piece, and new insight about the artists who created them. High quality images have been gathered from a variety of museum collections and interesting details that are frequently lost when the pictures are reproduced in books come to life. Central to the presentation are portraits of George Washington, shown as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
Arthur S. Lefkowitz is an award-winning author and lecturer. He is also a member of the board of governors of the American Revolution Round Table. His books include:The Long Retreat (Rutgers University Press, 1999); George Washington’s Indispensable Men (Stackpole Books, 2003); The American Turtle Submarine, The Best Kept Secret of the American Revolution (Pelican Publishing, 2012; originally published by Scholastic, Inc. as Bushnell’s Submarine); Benedict Arnold’s Army, The 1775 American Invasion of Canada (Savas Beatie, 2008) and Benedict Arnold in the Company of Heroes(Savas Beatie, 2012).