"When Prayers are Answered"
By Artist, William S. Phillips
Limited to 750 prints
Edition #: 8/750
Size: 33" x 25.5" (83.8 x 64.8 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Colonel James R. Geary, Jr., Lieutenant Nathaniel "Gus" Mencow, Technical Sergeant Colonel Shirl Hoffman, Master Sergeant Clifford Puckett, and Artist William S. Phillips.
As the planes are washed in the yellow glow of sunlight, they return to their base after another mission over German territory. The B-17, nicknamed “Betty Boop, The Pistol Packing Mama”, flies alongside P-47s as they break away to head back to their base. This collectible print is signed by four 570th Bomb Squadron members, along with Artist William S. Phillips.
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.