"D-Day The Airborne Assault"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 350 prints
Edition #: 193/350
Size: 34.75" x 25" (88.3 x 63.5 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Artist Robert Taylor.
Flying high above purple-tinted ocean waters and through direct rays of sunlight, a group of P-51s head towards the Normandy coast on what will go down in history as D-Day. Following close behind them are C-47 Dakotas, who have a perfect view of Allied soldiers charging the coastlines from down below. Being towed by these C-47s are CG-4 Waco gliders. This fine art print commemorates the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, and is signed by Artist Robert Taylor, in addition to ten individuals who were involved in the D-Day operation. This piece is the centerpiece in 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:
The name Robert Taylor has been synonymous with aviation art over a quarter of a century. His paintings of aircraft, more than those of any other artist, have helped popularize a genre which at the start of this remarkable artist's career had little recognition in the world of fine art. When he burst upon the scene in the mid-1970s his vibrant, expansive approach to the subject was a revelation. His paintings immediately caught the imagination of enthusiasts and collectors alike. He became an instant success.
Robert's aviation paintings are instantly recognizable. He somehow manages to convey all the technical detail of aviation in a traditional and painterly style, reminiscent of the Old Masters. With uncanny ability, he is able to recreate scenes from the past with a carefully rehearsed realism that few other artists ever manage to achieve. This is partly due to his prodigious research but also his attention to detail: Not for him shiny new factory-fresh aircraft looking like museum specimens. His trade mark, flying machines that are battle-scarred, worse for wear, with dings down the fuselage, chips and dents along the leading edges of wings, oil stains trailing from engine cowlings, paintwork faded with dust and grime; his planes are real!