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America’s majestic national bird, the bald eagle with the world’s most distinctive and recognizable national monument, Mount Rushmore in the background is the tableau depicted in Robert Sissel’s newest original painting “Wings of Freedom.”
The inspiration for this work came from the artist’s frequent motorcycle trips to the scenic Black Hills. Five months in the making, this 48”x60” acrylic is the largest canvas ever created by the artist.
Many of Sissel’s works throughout his career have featured the bald eagle, and this juxtaposition of our national bird and South Dakota’s hillside memorial to four great presidents is perhaps his finest effort.
The limited edition canvas reproductions are available in fine galleries throughout the country and specifically at the Mount Rushmore Gift Store.
Robert Sissel is a well known wildlife artist who now makes his home in rural Sioux City, Iowa. A former Iowa National Heritage Foundation Artist of the Year, Sissel has also had his originals used in conservation stamps. His work hangs in homes, businesses, and galleries across the nation and in several foreign countries. For more information on the artist or on the work, “Wings of Freedom” go to