"A Time of Eagles"
By Artist, William S. Phillips
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 598/1250
Size: 34" x 27.25" (86.4 x 69 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Oscar H. Coen, U.S. Air Force, and Artist William S. Phillips.
Maneuvering through the clouds, a single Spitfire continues on its journey to defend England against the German Luftwaffe. When the Luftwaffe was at its peak, American pilots volunteered to join the RAF to help defend Allied territory. At the start of the war, there were three “Eagle Squadrons”, all of whom flew Spitfires with the Royal Air Force. As the U.S. was brought into the war in 1942, however, the American members of the “Eagle Squadrons” were moved to the 4th Fighter Group of the USAAF. In this limited edition print, Oscar Coen is shown weaving through the clouds on his way to a mission. At the end of the war, he was a recipient of medals from France, Great Britain, and the United States. This fine art collectible print is signed by Artist William S. Phillips, along with Oscar H. Coen, and makes for a great centerpiece of any WWII collection.
This print has been SOLD OUT for years and is only available as a Secondary Market offering.
Never Framed & Stored Flat in Smoke-Free Environment.
About the Artist:
“Aviation was my first artistic love,” says William S. Phillips, “but my true, enduring love remains my Christian faith, home and family. So it is my pleasure to combine all of it in my work. The historical aviation subjects, I research; the contemporary and nostalgic subjects, I live.”
Phillips grew up loving art but never thought he could make it his livelihood. At college he majored in criminology, and he had been accepted into law school when four of his paintings were sold at an airport restaurant. That was all the incentive he needed to begin his work as a fine art painter.
Bill Phillips is now the aviation artist of choice for many American heroes and the nostalgic landscape artist of choice for many collectors. Bill’s strengths as a landscape painter are what gave him an edge in the aviation field: respect and reverence for a time and place. When one sees his aviation pieces, thoughts are about the courageous individuals who risked their lives for our freedom. In Bill’s nostalgic works, the viewer understands fully what that freedom is... the precious values that make life worth living.
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