"The Gallant Ohio" Fine Art by Artist Robert Taylor
"The Gallant Ohio"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 850 prints
Edition #: 782/850
Size: 32.75" x 23.5" (83.2 x 59.7 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Flight Lieutenant Tony Holland DFC, AE, DFC (US), Admiral Of The Fleet Lord Lewin GCB, MVO, DSC, Wing Commander P.B. Lladdie Lucas CBE, DSO, DFC, Lieutenant Commander G.G. Martin LVO, DSC, Lieutenant Peter Twiss OBE, DSC, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Off of the coast of Malta, enemy aircraft make an attempt to sink the American tanker "Ohio". Assisted by Royal Navy destroyers and Spitfires, they aid in protecting the tanker, and helping it finally reach the island in August of 1942. Without the fuel that was aboard the ship, the airplanes stationed on the island would have been useless, posing a vulnerability for the Allies. This fine art print is signed by Artist Robert Taylor in addition to five squadron members present during this historic event. “The Gallant Ohio” makes an ideal centerpiece for any WWII enthusiast.
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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