Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution
Originally scheduled for an in-person lecture to the Roundtable in early June, historian Arthur Lefkowitz's talk was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Subsequently, Art has since delivered an outstanding presentation on his latest book, Eyewitness Images from the American Revolution via Zoom. WYARRT Members who have paid 2020 Member dues will be sent a YouTube link to Art's presentation on the WYARRT YouTube channel!
Most images depicting the American Revolution are historically inaccurate recreations, such as the famous painting Washington crossing the Delaware. Art is currently working to correct these visual misconceptions by providing authentic, historically accurate, contemporary depictions.
Art has gathered images form artists who were eyewitnesses to the events of our war for Independence. His research in museums and private collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe spanned years and brought together profe4ssiona, military, and amateur artist renditions, including those from British artillery and engineering officers who were trained to draw and paint military details. With over one hundred examples of authentic artwork in his book, Art draws readers into our nation's fight for Independence. This lecture highlights many of those examples.
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).
He received his BA Degree from New York University and MBA from Long Island University. Art currently lives in New Jersey.