MOSHER PAINTING ON PERMANENT DISPLAY|
AT SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
August 1st, 2013
AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE: WILBUR WRIGHT AND THE STATUE OF LIBERTY: TEN YEARS OF RESEARCH LEADS TO A PAINTING|
January 2014, by Dean Mosher | Air & Space Magazine
THE SPIRIT OF FAIRHOPE BOOK IS HERE!
October 1st, 2013
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For the first time, a book has been published that captures the Spirit of Fairhope. Many of Fairhope's most notable authors, Fannie Flagg, Winston Groom, Rick Bragg, Frank Turner Hollen, Sonny Brewer and Andy Andrews contributed to define their impressions of who we are as Fairhopians.
Authored by the father-daughter team of Dean and Megrez Mosher, it blends Dean's deep understanding of Fairhope's history with Megrez's knowledge of growing up surrounded by the authors, characters and the rich lineage she shares through her grandparents Craig and Butch Sheldon. This volume is filled with stories and anecdotes of the great historical figures, characters and events that make Fairhope one of the most unique small cities in the world. Published by Page and Palette, one of the country's most unique bookstores.
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PRESS-REGISTER: BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY ANNIVERSARY WILL REUNITE CIVIL WAR ADMIRALS THROUGH WORK OF LOCAL ARTIST
July 30th, 2014, by Glen Luke Flanagan | AL.com
FAIRHOPE, Alabama - The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan wouldn't be complete without Dean Mosher of Fairhope, the artist who immortalized the battle with two striking oil paintings in the mid-1990s.
Mosher created a mural depicting the naval battle in all its frightening glory, and also a close-up of U.S. Admiral David Farragut as he led his men into battle. Now, almost two decades later, the artist will unveil a third work on Saturday morning, Aug. 2 -- a portrait of Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan.
"Buchanan represents the gallantry of the South," Mosher said.
Fort Morgan is being transformed this week in honor of the anniversary, as Civil War re-enactors from across the country flock to recreate the siege and naval battle through Aug. 1, 2 and 3.
"I encourage anybody who wants to participate in remembering history, at any level -- (it) is a great thing," Mosher said. "I'm delighted so many people want to come down to Fort Morgan to celebrate that and take part in that."
The Alabama Historical Commission approached Mosher about doing the piece partly because of his thorough research methods, according to Dr. Stephen McNair, state director of historic sites with the commission.
"Upon first reviewing Dean's work, the attention to detail and the historical accuracy is the first thing that I noticed," McNair said. "After discussing his research methods, we found out that Dean goes above and beyond the duties of a typical artist in making sure that everything is accurate, ranging from the direction of the wind blowing, to the exact type of uniforms that we see on the officers, to the materials on the ships." Prints of Mosher's latest work will be available for purchase throughout the weekend and from the Alabama Historical Commission's gift shop after that.
While the artist is not a reenactor, he prides himself on helping to re-create history nonetheless.
"No one had ever done Farragut accurately," he said, explaining that his portrait shows the admiral's position and actions as realistically as historical documents would allow.
"I reconstructed all of that from the actual plans of the Hartford (Farragut's flagship)," he added.
Mosher's portrait of Buchanan will likely be on exhibit in rotation, McNair said. After being displayed at Fort Morgan, the Historical Commission will show it off at different sites around the state, he said.
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GAUTIER WINS MML AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
FOR 'NATURE'S PLAYGROUND' PROJECT
July 17th, 2013, by Warren Kulo | GulfLive.com
MOSHER PAINTING BOUND FOR THE SMITHSONIAN
May 7th, 2013 by Mike Odom | Fairhope Courier
This past weekend, Amanda Wright-Lane, the great-grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright, visited Fairhope to spend time with Mosher and his family. She is a trustee of the Wright Family Foundation of the Dayton Foundation, which works to preserve the story of her family's contribution to aviation history.
"Your house itself is a museum," she said, as she walked through Mosher's living room Friday night, which houses a number of his large historical paintings and other artworks.
The two became friends during his work on the painting, which will soon move from its location in Dayton, Ohio, to its permanent display at the Air and Space Museum.
"The Library of Congress, Smithsonian Archives, Wright State Archives, the Wright Family and the Statue of Liberty Archives all gave me personal access to dig and shift through until the full story emerged," Mosher said. "And I am grateful to them all for this."
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"NATURE'S PLAYGROUND" DEDICATION CEREMONY
March 24th, 2013
On Friday, March 22nd 2013, over 300 people came to witness the dedication of "Nature's Playground", the 42' sculpture in the new town center of Gautier, Mississippi. The sculpture was created by the world-renowned artist Dean Mosher. With a unique vision firmly in his mind, Mosher took to assemble a top-notch team of artists, craftsmen, machinists, welders, masons, engineers, and technicians who labored over a year in the construction.
"The news media can go out and proclaim it, they can declare it the prettiest piece of art on the coast, period," said Mayor Fortenberry, who acted as the master of ceremonies at the dedication. Other speakers included members of Gautier Pride, the MDA, and the artist.
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"A GRATEFUL NATION REMEMBERS" UNVEILED
December 7th, 2012
On December 7, 2012, a crowd of over 800 people gathered for the dedication of the new Alabama Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort. Present were veterans and their families from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as national, state, and local officials. When the speakers concluded, Admiral Clyde Marsh, Congressman Jo Bonner, Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs Steve Muro, and artist Dean Mosher unveiled Dean’s painting “A Grateful Nation Remembers” to an enthusiastic crowd.
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"NATURE'S PLAYGROUND" REVEALED
August 13th, 2012
The wraps have finally been pulled off a wonderful package which is very soon to be delivered to the Mississippi Gulf Coast! The full story behind “Nature’s Playground” a delightful outdoor sculpture project, was published by Thomas Harrison, of the Press Register yesterday. Mr. Harrison’s interviews with officials of the city of Gauthier, MS, as well as Dean Mosher, and the talented project team members, was presented in both the Sunday, August 12, 2012 print edition of the Mobile, AL daily newspaper as well as online in the Fine Arts section at al.com...
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WILBUR WRIGHT MEMORIAL EVENTS
May 31st, 2012
On 29 September 1909, Wilbur Wright made a famous flight on the Wright Model A Flyer around the Statue of Liberty. Dean Mosher’s epic painting of this historic event was the topic of discussion at the Wilbur Wright Memorial Events in June, 2012...
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