"Top Cover for the Straggler"
By Artist, William S. Phillips
Limited to 1000 prints
Edition #: 8/1000
Size: 29.25" x 17" (74.3 x 43.2 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Capt. Jack Ilfrey, and Artist William S. Phillips.
Flying high above the clouds, a P-38 Lightning provides air cover for a damaged B-17 head home to an air base. Putting more distance between them and their enemy, it is critical that the P-38 stays close to the injured plane, which can pose an easy target for German fighters. Signed by Artist William S. Phillips and the pilot of the P-38, this phenomenal piece is sure to be a great print 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.
Minor crease lower left corner outside of image area.
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.