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Tom Lovell - YOUTH´S HOUR OF GLORY -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by Tom Lovell

Original Retail Price $175.00
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Limited Edition of: 1500
Image Size: 20"w x 20 1/4"h.
Published: April 1989

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On May 15, 1864, 247 cadets from the Virginia Military Institute joined Confederate forces at New Market, Virginia, in an effort to halt the sweep of the Union army into the Shenandoah Valley. This was the cadets' first taste of warfare and the only time in the history of our country that an entire student body took part in a pitched battle.

The cadets took the day, leading the charge which broke the Union lines. It was their "Youth's Hour of Glory." At battle's end, 47 of the cadets were wounded; eight were dead (2 more would later die of their wounds). Despite their losses, they had caused untold numbers of Union casualties and captured nearly 100 men. It was both a real and symbolic victory - it was "Youth's Hour of Glory."

Tom Lovell
1909 - 1997 A Native American finding a Raggedy Ann doll on a lonely western road. A man teaching his blonde, gingham-dressed, settler wife how to shoot a rifle. A trio of Indians warming their hands over the chimney of a snow-buried cabin in an otherwise empty landscape. These are just three of the stories told through the art of Tom Lovell, considered by his peers one of the deans of Western art. But that’s not all. He was equally famous for his exciting and thought- provoking illustrations for such magazines as Life, The Saturday Evening Post and National Geographic—as well as his stirring images of sweeping Civil War battles which were considered so definitive that they were telecast as part of the famous Public Television documentary on the conflict and published in the accompanying best-selling book. Lovell was the first artist to win the National Academy of Western Art’s highest honor, the Prix de West, twice. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1974 and eventually named a Hall of Fame Laureate. In 1992, he was honored by both the National Academy of Western Art and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a prestigious one-man retrospective show. He has left a lifetime of work that will influence, impress and instill emotion for years to come.


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