Oil Painting Of General Robert E. Lee - This image was hand painted by artist Romel Siron from a popular National Archive photo. Canvas size measures 19 1/4" x 23 1/8" total size of frame 28 1/2" x 32 3/8".
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 - October 12, 1870) was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. He won a series of battles against a number of Union commanders, although almost always outnumbered. His greatest victories came at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness. His invasions of the north failed at Antietam (1862) and Gettysburg (1863). Today he is known as a great hero for his courage and duty to the Lost Cause.
Rommel Siron is the son of artist Rudy Siron and also a member of the Pantig Art Studio. Rommel received a great deal of attention at an early age in recreating famous works of art as well as using photographs to create beautiful portraits. Rommel spent many years under the tutelage of his father and other art masters.
Inventory Number: PAI 002