Always intrigued by the workings of machinery, Kelly became fascinated with railways in the 1960s and they became the subject of a number of paintings. Though less obviously haunted and haunting than many of his house paintings, Kelly's trains still share some surrealistic qualities and show a debt to Magritte; the locomotives frequently feature a plume of smoke and drive through slightly ominous landscapes. Here he juxtaposes the railway with some of his other common motifs, including a steamboat.
Created by: Kelly, Felix
John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) was practicing law in Virginia when the war broke out, but quickly proved his talent for mayhem. He joined J.E.B. Stuart's staff as a scout and led the way for Stuart's famous ride around McClellan's army. In July, 1862, he was given authority to raise a band of partisans in northern Virginia and used it to wreak havoc on Union supply lines, forcing troops to guard them and thus taking them away from the front lines. In his most famous foray, he rode into Fairfax Court House and awoke Union General Edwin H. Stoughton with a...
Created by: Guillaume, L.M.D.