"Ploesti - The Vital Mission"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 702/1250
Size: 34.25" x 25" (87 x 63.5 cm)
COA Not Available
Signed by Ramsay Potts, Phillip Ardrey, William Cameron, Keith Compton, Robert Sternfels, and Artist Robert Taylor.
1 August 1943 - B-24 Liberators lead an attack on an oil field in Romania in hopes to take away some of Nazi Germany’s fuel supply. Memorializing the 50th anniversary of this historic bombing mission on the Ploesti Oil Fields, Robert Taylor’s print depicts the planes in action as they travel across the fields and away from the cloud of destruction quickly rising behind them. Signed by Artist Robert Taylor and five squadron members, this piece of fine art is perfect for 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!