Description

"Hostile Sky"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 1202/1250

Size: 33" x 24" (83.8 x 61.0 cm)
COA Not Available

Signed by Colonel Gerald Brown, Colonel John Lowell, Captain Alfred Grislawski, Captain Gunther Schack, and Artist Robert Taylor.

A B-24 has been hit and is losing touch with the main bomber formation, as Luftwaffe pilots concentrated their attentions on the unfortunate aircraft. Two FW-190s, are zooming up for the kill on the damaged B-24. Seeing the desperate situation, a P-38 escort pilot has made a head-on attack, splitting the pair of FW-190s, and thwarting their attempt to finish off the B-24. Another P-38, aware of the situation, is turning into the path of the FW-190s, and Robert makes it clear in his dramatic portrayal that the action has some way to go before any conclusion will be reached.

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!

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