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Valley Forge Images

The Images of Valley Forge are created by award-winning artist, Michael Ticcino. Until now, many of the moments of American history at Valley Forge and the inspiration of today’s Park that encapsulates them have not been fully realized. Using a combination of camera and computer, Michael’s work is haunting and evocative. Images communicate the melancholy of Washington’s army, the enduring spirit to win American independence and the ethereal presence of the 1777–1778 Encampment that still exists at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Prints are suitable for framing. Sizes and prices are as noted. Prices include a tax-deductible $25 donation to The Friends of Valley Forge Park.

About the Artist

Michael is an award winning image maker. He works digitally, using a camera and computer to create his pieces. Michael will tell you that sometimes the process begins and ends with the camera, and sometimes the camera is only the start. Whatever it may be, it is driven by his passion.

He began shooting in Valley Forge and digitally rendering those landscapes with various textures and color to reflect a particular mood or ambiance. This spread to other local historical places like the Daniel Boone Homestead and the John James Audubon Center, the first U.S. home of the famous wildlife artist.

After years of rendering historical imagery he began to develop interests in fantasy and surrealism. Electronically clipping and pasting pieces of photography together, he assembled scenes of fantasy which quickly turned into photo surrealism.

Michael is a long standing member of The Friends of Valley Forge Park. A former native of Valley Forge, he currently lives Wilmington, NC with a very supportive family including Hailey, their new puppy.

Images are made possible through Mike’s generous gift of his Valley Forge portfolio to The Friends of Valley Forge Park.

Winter Headquarters
Winter Headquarters
12"×18" print Price: $60
Lone Grazer
Lone Grazer
12"×18" print Price: $60
Valley Creek in Snow
Valley Creek in Snow
12"×18" print Price: $60
Behind the Redoubt
Behind the Redoubt
12"×18" print Price: $60
Old Sycamore
Old Sycamore
12"×18" print Price: $60
Teaching Baby to Weather the Storm
Teaching Baby to Weather the Storm
12"×18" print Price: $60
Two Huts at Conway’s
Two Huts at Conway’s
12"×18" print Price: $60
Varnum’s in Summer Snow
Varnum’s in Summer Snow
8"×12" print Price: $40
Reload Again
Reload Again
11"×14" print Price: $50
In the Mist of the Early Morning
In the Mist of the Early Morning
12"×16" print Price: $60
Washington’s Aide
Washington’s Aide
12"×18" print Price: $60
Bluster Map
Bluster
12"×18" print Price: $60
County Line Winter
County Line Winter
12"×18" print Price: $60
Conway Huts at Dawn
Conway Huts at Dawn
12"×18" print Price: $60
Pawling Farmhouse
Pawling Farmhouse
12"×18" print Price: $60
Memorial & Moon
Memorial & Moon
12"×18" print Price: $60
Philander Knox Estate in Winter White
Philander Knox Estate in Winter White
12"×18" print Price: $60
North Side Decay
North Side Decay
12"×18" print Price: $60
Snowfall at Valley Forge 2012
Snowfall at Valley Forge 2012
12"×18" print Price: $60
Varnum’s Bed Chamber
Varnum’s Bed Chamber
12"×18" print Price: $60
The Grounds of Generals
The Grounds of Generals
12"×18" print Price: $60
Snowing on Mad Anthony
Snowing on Mad Anthony
12"×18" print Price: $60
Snow Covered Bridge
Snow Covered Bridge
12"×18" print Price: $60
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