By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1000 prints
Edition #: 963/1000
Size: 33" x 25.25" (83.8 x 64.1 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by General Adolf Galland, Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Leutnant Gottfried Fahrmann, General Walter Krupinski, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Adolf Galland leads the way back to Munich-Reim with his group of Me-262s following close behind him. They just intercepted a bomber above Salzburg, and stay low to the ground to avoid being spotted by the USAAF. Below them, in the field, is a crashed B-24, its crew having survived and taking in their new environment. Signed by Artist Robert Taylor, in addition to four Me-262 pilots, including Adolf Galland himself, this fine art print draws attention to 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.
Slight Smudge on print outside of image area.
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!