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John Paul Strain is an American artist, specializing in art depicting American history. He creates hyper-realistic paintings of patriotic historical scenes, such as the American West, Civil War and D-Day, that are exhibited or used by institutions such as the US military, US Park Service and others.
Strain has completed commissioned works for the United States Army, which are on permanent display at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort McNair in Washington D.C., and the battlefield visitor's center at Nomandy, France.
Strain's painting, D-Day, a 50th Anniversary portrayal of the first Infantry Division's landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on June 6, 1994, was commissioned by the Class Gift Committee of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in April 1994. The painting is now on display in the Eisenhower Hall of the CGSC, and was reproduced in an edition of 1290 prints for the 1994 graduates.
In April 2009, Strain was commissioned by the University of Alabama to paint a historical work for the Confederate Corp of Cadets assembling to fight the Union invaders in April 1865. The finished work was unveiled at the annual Gen. John C. Calhoun Sanders Lecture Series on the University campus.
Debi and Kent Robinson started purchasing John Paul Strain prints for personal enjoyment. The business was started in 2008. We wanted to introduce John Paul Strain prints to everyone. Kent enjoys the history of the War Between the States and Debi enjoys the way Mr. Strain paints horses.
"We enjoy the talent and the way Mr. Strain paints the history of the civil war. We enjoy doing the civil war shows and presentation and meeting new people and friends along the way."