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If you had all the money in the world and could choose any original aviation art painting, what would be your choice?

For me, I would love to see Robert Taylor’s Abbeville Boys hanging on my wall πŸ˜€ Always loved the atmospheric scene of Bf109s taking off…

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A very, very hard question eHangar, so I’d prefer to take one from each of my personal choice of the top 5 artists IMO (in no particular order).

Gerald Coulson – Manston 12 August 1940

Nicolas Trudgian – Green Heart Warriors

Robert Bailey – Escort Fury

Robert Taylor – Combat Over The Reich

Heinz Krebs – Star Of Africa

If I could have in my possession and be able to look at a small collection of original artwork such as this each morning, I would truly be a contented man!

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A good, systematic and very generous approach to this dream, Stormchaser! πŸ˜€

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I’d be quite happy with this one on my wall, in fact I almost placed a bid on it during Marks ebay auctions a few months ago.

Also, Wild Children by Heinz Krebs. This was the print that first got me interested in aviation art around 10 years ago. Perhaps in another 10 years I’ll be able to paint as well as that!

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Also, Wild Children by Heinz Krebs. This was the print that first got me interested in aviation art around 10 years ago. Perhaps in another 10 years I’ll be able to paint as well as that!

Hi Matt

What was it about the Wild Children print that inspired you? I don’t see anything particularly remarkable about this print other than its historical significance… :think

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eHangar, it wasn’t the actual print or subject that inspired me, it was the fact that there were people out there painting aviation subjects, and others were buying it. Around 10 years ago I happened to pick up a copy of Fly Past and noticed a large full page ad for a new print by Heinz Krebs, Wild Children. I remember being amazed that it was a painting of an aircraft but in a fine art style rather than the Airfix model box illustration style I was used to. Although I was studying commercial illustration at college at the time, I had to try my hand at painting aircraft in oils. So I did and I’m still painting and still learning but really enjoying it too.

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Talking of Mark Postlethwaite, I was lucky enough to obtain this painting in the same auction.

I love WW1 scenes and they are so few and far between.

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Hmmm…judging from the number of prints and originals you’ve been acquiring, money doesn’t seem to be an object for you, Stormchaser… πŸ˜‰

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If you remember Mark’s paintings were very reasonably priced as he had already been commissioned for them as book covers…so not too big a dent made here fortunately. πŸ˜€

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Forgot to mention also that Mark’s originals in the auction were very very small, probably because they were done as book covers. They are painted in acrylics which I find look better under glass with a matt in the same way that watercolours are mounted.

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I have just been looking at a painting by John Shaw called The Warrior and the Wolf Pack. 😯 WOW what a painting, blew me away. If i had the money it would be mine πŸ˜€ There is no jpeg for it on ehanger and i found it on riveting-images.com Is it really that price??!!?? $69000 or is that a typo???

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The Warrior and the Wolfpack

Famous painting by John D. Shaw done for the cover of Gunther Rall’s authorised biography written by Jill Amadio.

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Yes, this is a beaut and very realistic. I just love these dramatic head-on, coming at you/flying out of the canvas types of compositions. Looks like when (not if!) we canafford it, Alex, you and I would have to fight over this one πŸ˜€

Yes, I have not uploaded this print onto our database yet but we have a full range of John Shaw’s aviation art work in the queue. πŸ™‚

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Yes I’ve been pondering this for some time now. Finally made up my mind. It had to be one by THE MASTER. IMHO this painting captures all the reasons why I love fine art, and aviation art at that, the subject, the composition, the image is so real we could be there on the English channel looking up at those returning Spitfires.

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Anyone been lucky enough to see the original??

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Daz, Robert Taylor’s Return of the Few has always been one of my favourite prints of all time too. I agree with what you said about it, its so lifelike.

I have never seen the original; I saw the print once for sale in 1990 when I was in England attending an airshow. It was being sold at issue price. To my eternal regret, I didn’t grab it then, and shortly afterward, the price skyrocketed πŸ™„

I wonder who has the original?

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The Warrior and the Wolfpack

Famous painting by John D. Shaw done for the cover of Gunther Rall’s authorised biography written by Jill Amadio.

I’ve found the original for you, Storm πŸ™‚

Its being offered for sale at the Riveting-images.com website at US$69,000.

Going for it?

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‘Return of the Few’ was originally in the collection of the old Military Gallery and probably now resides in the collection of Mr. Pat Barnard.

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The Warrior and the Wolfpack

Famous painting by John D. Shaw done for the cover of Gunther Rall’s authorised biography written by Jill Amadio.

I’ve found the original for you, Storm πŸ™‚

Its being offered for sale at the Riveting-images.com website at US$69,000.

Going for it?

Lol, i am happy i have my remarqued copy of it ( 41/100). Anyway, like mentioned before here Taylor’s “Knights of the Eastern Front” is one of my alltime favorites and having the orginal painting would be to great.

But rather more affordable would maybe Taylor’s “Out of the Sun”

I didn’t find any better pic then this fuzzy ebay photo, but the pure 109 with the strong sunlight behind her diving down shows the 109 in a great angle and doing what she can do best. No other planes, clouds, ground or anything are distracting from the mean 109 diving down on her victim and the sun.
The old Allied saying from WWI “”Beware from the Hun in the Sun” comes into my mind each time when i look at this painting.

It is a very old Taylor print and was published as a open edtion, but it’s a very small print ( sizewise ). Having the ( hopefully bigger wink ) orginal would be a dream come through.

But having it reproduced in normal size with some signatures like the MG did with Taylor’s “First of Many” would already make me a happy camper πŸ™‚

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I would love to acquire William S. Phillips ” A Time of Eagles”. I have the print framed up and hanging in my livingroom. The original would only look better.
I would also have Darby Perrin paint a custom piece for me featuring my C-5 and C-17.

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any original, painting or drawing, by Frank Wootton

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