OUR AMERICAN HEROES
Giclée Prints of Original Art by Gary Casteel
Our American Heroes
Over the years, Gary Casteel, a nationally recognized historical sculptor and painter, has
extensively researched those important individuals of the American Civil War. During this
period he made numerous sketches as reference for future sculptural projects. The style Mr.
Casteel follows is that of a bygone era suggestive of the correspondent artist so prevalent
during the war, artists such as Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud. These sketches were
originally completed in lead pencil or ink on the spot, then “tipped” with white chalk or
watercolor paint to highlight or enhance certain areas of importance. The drawings were then
delivered by courier to the publisher for review. Upon review, engraved plates were produced
and the printed scene was circulated in newspapers and tabloids such as Harper’s Weekly,
across the country, North and South.