"Memphis Belle" Fine Art by Artist Robert Taylor
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Edition #: Open Edition
Size: 24" x 20" (61 x 50.8 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Memphis Belle's Captain Robert K. Morgan, Colonel USAF, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Flown throughout the European Theatre, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress became well acquainted with the idea of war. Used to bomb and gain victory over Germany in WWII, more than 12,000 B-17s ad been built. One, however, stands out among the others - the Memphis Belle. This particular B-17 is known best for being the first heavy bomber to have flown 25 missions across Europe. This fine art print by Robert Taylor shows the Memphis Belle along with three other B-17s as they head out on yet another mission. Signed by the Captain of the Memphis Belle, Colonel Robert K. Morgan, and Artist Robert Taylor, this piece is a wonderful addition 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.
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!
Although the artwork has been stored flat, it will be rolled and shipped in a heavy mailing tube for safety during transit.
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