John Paul Strain

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Birthday
22, 1955
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Texas

About

Famous for his patriotic and historical paintings, Strain created works such as D-Day, The Monument to Divers, and Spirit of Discovery.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he crafted numerous western-themed oil paintings. At the beginning of the 1990s, he shifted his focus to the Civil War; later, he concentrated on a series of World War II-themed paintings.

Trivia

His paintings are featured in The National Park Service's brochures.

Family Life

He and his wife Nancy often participated in Civil War re-enactments.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of nineteenth-century printmaker Nathaniel Currier.