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The Best American Revolution Paintings  

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The United States of America has only been a nation since it declared Independence from Britain in 1776, but that Declaration of Independence would be nothing were it not for the world-changing conflict it launched. Within short order, the former British Colonies united to call themselves the USA and King George wasn't about to let that go without a fight! Between 1775 and 1783, the United States and Great Britain fought a war, which came to be known the American Revolutionary War, or sometimes, the War for American Independence.

During the conflict and now, many years later, artists have put their paint to canvas to depict the various battles and the men and women embroiled within them. The conflict was fought on land and at sea with many of those scenes painted by some of the most talented artists of the day. Of particular note is Emanuel Leutze's famous painting of Washington crossing the Deleware, but other artists such as John Trumbull captured some of the most important aspects of the war in their paintings, which are good representations of the people and places of the time. 

With more than 240 years of classic artwork supporting the various points of view of the conflict, there have been some beautiful and impressive paintings made. Of the many thousands of representations of that great conflict, these are arguably the best. Don't forget to vote for your favorite down below!

Washington Crossing the Delawa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Revolution Paintings
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain

Year: 1851

Artist: Emanuel Leutze

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Death Of General Warren, Battle Of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775
Death Of General Warren, Battl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Revolution Paintings
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Year: 1834

Artist: John Trumbull

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Battle Of Trenton
Battle Of Trenton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Revolution Paintings
Photo:  U. S. Army Center of Military History/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Year: 1975

Artist: Hugh Charles McBarron, Jr.

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The March To Valley Forge
The March To Valley Forge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Revolution Paintings
Photo:  Museum of the American Revolution/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Year: 1883

Artist: William B. T. Trego

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