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All of the superb range of aviation art prints by renowned artist Robert Taylor, in one easy to navigate gallery.  Listing all prints from the RAF, Luftwaffe, United States Air Force and more - all of Robert Taylor's prints in one place.  Robert Taylor Aviation Prints . com show all available aviation prints published over the years by the Military Gallery, available from Cranston Fine Arts, the Military and Aviation Art Print Company.

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 As Typhoon Mk1b fighter-bombers of 247 Squadron exit the target area near Falaise at full throttle, the havoc wreaked in their wake bears witness to the devastation of their powerful rockets. Fuel and ammunition from the retreating German column explode with shattering detonations, the savagery of the attack demoralising the enemy into stunned oblivion. The Typhoons will hurtle back to base to re-arm and hastily re-fuel, ready for yet another withering strike on the encircled Wehrmacht columns. This stunning rendition from the the worlds premier aviation artist pays tribute to the brave young RAF fighter pilots of the twenty squadrons of rocket-firing Hawker Typhoons who flew those perilous ground attacks during the Battle of Normandy.

Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor. (B)
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 December 10th 1941, Just three days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, captain Colin Kellys 19th BG B-17C is heavily outnumbered by Zeros as it returns to Clark Field after completing a successful bombing attack. With his aircraft on fire. Kelly remained at the controls whilst his crew bailed out. Seconds later the B-17 exploded. Colin Kelly gave his life and was posthumously awarded the DFC. A legend was born. <br><br><i>Supplied with matching numbered print entitled <i>Rising Sun</i> , a study of the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighter of Japanese 64 victory fighter Ace, Saburo Sakai, signed by Saburo Sakai and initialled by the artist.</i>

Legend of Colin Kelly by Robert Taylor.
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 Dominating the skies over Germany, P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group - The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe.  They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance their luck.  The greatness of the Mustang is beyond doubt; it was the fighter pilot's ultimate machine.  Tough, hard-hitting, it handled beautifully and - once the mighty Merlin engine had been included - possessed a performance unrivalled by any single piston-engined fighter of World War II.  British inspired and American built, the P-51 was the aircraft the eager young pilots of the Eighth Air Force had been waiting for.  Formed in September 1942 from the RAF Eagle Squadrons, the Fourth Fighter Group was the oldest fighter unit in the Eighth Air Force.  Under the command of Don Blakeslee, described as <i>probably the best fighter leader of the war</i>, the combined air and ground victories notched up by 'The Eagles' during World War II surpassed any other fighter group.  They were the first to penetrate German air space, and the first to engage the Luftwaffe over Berlin.  Hermann Goering later remarked 'When I saw those Mustangs over Berlin, I knew that the war was lost'.  Each print in this outstanding edition is signed by some of the most famous Mustang pilots that flew in the European Theatre during World War II.  Every signatory in the edition has reached Ace status, creating a historic new collectors' edition which may never be surpassed.
Eagles on the Rampage by Robert Taylor.
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 After a grueling bomber escort mission late in WWII, P-51 Mustangs of the 353rd Fighter Group return to their base at Raydon, Suffolk.

Heading Home to Raydon by Robert Taylor.
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Don Kingaby is the only pilot in the RAF to have been awarded 3 DFMs. During his first combat on August 12, 1940, he severely damaged an JU88 over the Isle of Wight and Robert Taylor captures the moment of break, with the JU88 already smoking. Don Kingaby flew a further 450 operational sorties on Spitfires.
First Combat by Robert Taylor
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 Leading 433 (Canadian) Squadron, top Allied Fighter Ace Johnnie Johnson -Greycap Leader - has already bagged an Fw190, and is hauling his MKIX Spitfire around looking for a second in heavy dog-fighting over the Rhine, September 1944. In the distance more enemy fighters appear, they too will receive the attention of the Canadians.

Greycap Leader by Robert Taylor (AP)
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Published in 1980 this rare art print shows Wellingtons of 425 Squadron RCAF,  with the aircraft  KW - E and KW - N clearly shown.  This superb prints carry the rare original signature of  FLt/Lt Townsend who passed away in April 1991.  These were the only prints he signed personally.  100 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, and 431 Squadrons were ordered on an attack at Mannheim.  The crews were over the target at between 12,000 and 16,000 feet, releasing 118,000 lbs of high explosives and 91,000 lbs of incendiaries.  According to reports, bombing was accurate with severe damage being caused.  <br><br>Wellington X  HE-475 coded KW-E, failed to return from this operation : <br><i>Sgt P. Bujold RCAF, taken prisoner<br>Sgt W. Harris RAF, taken prisoner<br>P/O H. Gray RAF, killed<br>Sgt W. Redding RAAF, taken prisoner<br>F/Sgt J. Leblanc RCAF, killed.</i>

Wellington by Robert Taylor.
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 With their distinctive red tails, P-51 Mustangs of the 332nd Fighter Group - the famed Tuskegee Airmen, climb to operational height as B17 Fortresses from the 483rd Bomb Group manoeuvre into formation at the start of another long and dangerous mission over Germany, Oct 1944. A welcome sight for the Fortress crews, the renowned all-black Tuskegee pilots were credited for never losing an escorted bomber to enemy aircraft. For the first time ever Robert pays tribute to the Tuskegee Fighter Pilots in this stunning portrait of one of the most famous fighter units of WWII.

Fighting Red Tails by Robert Taylor.
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On November 11, 1940 a group of 21 slow, outdated Swordfish biplanes attacked and crippled the Italian Fleet in the heavily defended port of Taranto. One of the most daring raids of World War II captured in this print for posterity.

Swordfish Attack at Taranto by Robert Taylor. (Y)
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Jack Morrissey

Jack Morrissey enlisted in the US Navy in June 1941, quickly rising to become Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class and was soon operating as a Naval Aviation Pilot flying the PBY Catalina. Posted to Midway Naval Air Station he fle combat operation PBY-5s throughout the Battle of Midway in June 1942, rescuing American airmn that had been shot down, and went on to fly the SBD Dauntless. During his service, he was shot down once but by the end of the war had managed to notch up over 4500 flying hours. He was awarded 3 Presidential Citations and left the service at the end of the war.

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Battle of Trafalgar Maritime Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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The Battle of Trafalgar by Robert Taylor.
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The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman.
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Pilot Signed Hurricane Prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson.
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Undaunted by Odds by Robert Taylor.
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Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
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Mighty Eighth Aviation Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor.
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Last One Home by Ivan Berryman. (H)
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US Airborne D-Day Prints by David Pentland and Robert Taylor.
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The Battered Band by David Pentland. (AP)
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Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
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American D-Day Airborne Troops Prints by Robert Taylor and David Pentland.
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Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
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Chuting Up by David Pentland.
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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 popularise 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. As a boy, Robert seemed always to have a pencil in his hand. Aware of his natural gift from an early age, he never considered a career beyond art, and with unwavering focus, set out to achieve his goal. Leaving school at fifteen, he has never worked outside the world of art. After two years at the Bath School of Art he landed a job as an apprentice picture framer with an art gallery in Bath, the city where Robert has lived and worked all his life. Already competent with water-colours the young apprentice took every opportunity to study the works of other artists and, after trying his hand at oils, quickly determined he could paint to the same standard as much of the art it was his job to frame. Soon the gallery was selling his paintings, and the owner, recognising Roberts talent, promoted him to the busy picture-restoring department. Here, he repaired and restored all manner of paintings and drawings, the expertise he developed becoming the foundation of his career as a professional artist. Picture restoration is an exacting skill, requiring the ability to emulate the techniques of other painters so as to render the damaged area of the work undetectable. After a decade of diligent application, Robert became one of the most capable picture restorers outside London. Today he attributes his versatility to the years he spent painstakingly working on the paintings of others artists. After fifteen years at the gallery, by chance he was introduced to Pat Barnard, whose military publishing business happened also to be located in the city of Bath. When offered the chance to become a full-time painter, Robert leapt at the opportunity. Within a few months of becoming a professional artist, he saw his first works in print. Roberts early career was devoted to maritime paintings, and he achieved early success with his prints of naval subjects, one of his admirers being Lord Louis Mountbatten. He exhibited successfully at the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London and soon his popularity attracted the attention of the media. Following a major feature on his work in a leading national daily newspaper he was invited to appear in a BBC Television programme. This led to a string of commissions for the Fleet Air Arm Museum who, understandably, wanted aircraft in their maritime paintings. It was the start of Roberts career as an aviation artist. Fascinated since childhood by the big, powerful machines that man has invented, switching from one type of hardware to another has never troubled him. Being an artist of the old school, Robert tackled the subject of painting aircraft with the same gusto as with his large, action-packed maritime pictures - big compositions supported by powerful and dramatic skies, painted on large canvases. It was a formula new to the aviation art genre, at the time not used to such sweeping canvases, but one that came naturally to an artist whose approach appeared to have origins in an earlier classical period. Roberts aviation paintings are instantly recognisable. 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! Roberts aviation works have drawn crowds in the international arena since the early 1980s. He has exhibited throughout the US and Canada, Australia, Japan and in Europe. His one-man exhibition at the Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC was hailed as the most popular art exhibition ever held there. His paintings hang in many of the worlds great aviation museums, adorn boardrooms, offices and homes, and his limited edition prints are avidly collected all around the world. A family man with strong Christian values, Robert devotes most of what little spare time he has to his home life. Married to Mary for thirty five years, they have five children, all now grown up. Neither fame nor fortune has turned his head. He is the same easy-going, gentle character he was when setting out on his painting career all those years ago, but now with a confidence that comes with the knowledge that he has mastered his profession.

 

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