"Stormbirds Over the Reich"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 1044/1250
Size: 34" x 26" (86.4 x 66.0 cm)
COA Not Available
Signed by Generalleutnant Adolf Galland, Major Erich Rudorffer, Oberleutnant Walter Schuck, and Artist Robert Taylor.
One of the 6 highly sought after prints in the "Protaganist Series" by Robert Taylor. Messerschmitt Me-262 Jets of Adolf Galland's JV--44 make a high speed stern attack launching R4M rockets at B--26 Marauders during the final phase of the air battle over Germany late April 1945.
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!