Description

"Return from Schweinfurt"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 569/1250

Size: 30" x 19" (76.2 x 48.3 cm)
COA Not Available

Signed by General Adolf Galland, Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson CB, CBE, DSO**, DFC*, General Curtis Lemay, Colonel Hub Zemke, and Artist Robert Taylor.

Damaged by machine gun fire, a squadron of B-17s heads home from Schweinfurt, Germany, where they unloaded bombs on factories. Coming in to attack is a German Messerschmitt Me-109, trying to break apart the formation. Despite their portion of the attack having gone as planned, they still aren’t entirely safe just yet. Signed by Artist Robert Taylor, and four pilots involved in this battle, including Adolf Galland, this fine art print can be used as a centerpiece in any WWII collection.

The name Robert Taylor has been synonymous with aviation art for 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.

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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