"Return of the Red Gremlin" Fine Art by Artist William S. Phillips
"Return of the Red Gremlin"
By Artist, William S. Phillips
Limited to 1000 prints
Edition #: 588/1000
Size: 25.5" x 21.75" (64.8 x 55 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed By Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets, Bombardier Thomas W. Ferebee, Navigator Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner Herman Haag, Ball Turret Gunner Zackie T. Gowan, Jr., Assistant Crew Chief Charles Peach, and Artist William S. Phillips.
Cutting through the blue skies on the way to another mission, the B-17 “Red Gremlin” helped to change the course of the war. With its involvement in delivering General Eisenhower to start the invasion of North Africa in Gibraltar, to leading the first 100-airplane day raid on German occupied France, it played many important roles. Three of the crew members present on this plane - Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets, Bombardier Thomas W. Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore J. “Dutch” Van Kirk - later went to fly on the Enola Gay, and were responsible for the dropping of the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan. Signed by six crew members of the “Red Gremlin”, including Tibbets, Ferebee, and Van Kirk, this fine art print is also signed by Artist William S. Phillips. This piece makes the perfect centerpiece in 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:
“Aviation was my first artistic love,” says William S. Phillips, “but my true, enduring love remains my Christian faith, home and family. So it is my pleasure to combine all of it in my work. The historical aviation subjects, I research; the contemporary and nostalgic subjects, I live.”
Phillips grew up loving art but never thought he could make it his livelihood. At college he majored in criminology, and he had been accepted into law school when four of his paintings were sold at an airport restaurant. That was all the incentive he needed to begin his work as a fine art painter.
Bill Phillips is now the aviation artist of choice for many American heroes and the nostalgic landscape artist of choice for many collectors. Bill’s strengths as a landscape painter are what gave him an edge in the aviation field: respect and reverence for a time and place. When one sees his aviation pieces, thoughts are about the courageous individuals who risked their lives for our freedom. In Bill’s nostalgic works, the viewer understands fully what that freedom is... the precious values that make life worth living.
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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