By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 1039/1250
Size: 33" x 25" (83.8 x 63.5 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Colonel Erich Hartmann, and Artist Robert Taylor.
German WWII Fighter Pilot Ace Erich Hartmann flies low to the ground with the other Me-109 pilots in celebration of successfully taking down a Russian Sturmovik. Fighting on the Eastern Front, spring has just arrived, and the Russians have launched an attack against a German Panzer division. Over his whole career in WWII, Erich Hartmann is known for scoring over 350 aerial victories and a total of 1400 missions. This print is signed by both Artist Robert Taylor as well as Colonel Erich Hartmann himself.
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!