"Hunters in the Desert"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 513/1250
Size: 34.75" x 25" (88.3 x 63.5 cm)
COA Not Available
Signed by Colonel Eduard Newmann, Amabssador Franz Elles, Brigadier General Friedrich Korner, Captain Fritz Keller, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Having fought right through the French Campaign and the Battle of Britain, the advance units of JG-27 landed in North Africa on 18th April, 1941 and went straight into combat the next day. They were the first Luftwaffe unit to arrive in this theater and for the next twenty long months the entire Geschwader, under the outstanding command of 'Edu' Neumann, bore the brunt of the great fighter battles over the Western Desert. JG-27 had over 1000 confirmed victories to its credit and were considered quite simply as "The African Jagdgeswader".
Fighter pilots of JG-27 clamber from their Bf-109s after a mission against the R.A.F. in the Western Desert, June 1942. Above them Hans-Joachim Marseille celebrates his 100th air victory with a low level pass over his dusty airstrip.
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!