Your favourite piece of War Art.

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  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Salvage,
    Not seen that one before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
     
  2. Salvage Sailor

    Salvage Sailor Junior Member

    ...and from the Pacific Theater is USMC artist Tom Lea's "the Two Thousand Yard Stare", depicting a Marine after the Battle of Bloody Nose Ridge on Peleliu in 1944.

    Anchor's Aweigh
    Craig
     
  3. Salvage Sailor

    Salvage Sailor Junior Member

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Found some good stuff here.
    "A collection of stories, photos, art and information on Stalag Luft I"
    The Art

    For example.
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  5. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    My favourite would have to the Thin Red Line. I have seen the original in the Regimental Museum of the Sutherland Highlanders at Stirling Castle. It is just fantastic. I am also a big fan of Edouard Detaille, Alphonse de Nueville, Don Trioani and Chris Collingwood.

    Ross
     
  6. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    This picture depicts MkI Liberator AM916 L/120 returning from a U-boat hunt over the Atlantic. It was commissioned by 120 Squadron to commemorate the 75th anniversary of their formation.
     

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  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I think I may have taken my children to a few too many cemeteries this year .
    Eldest son drew this picture this morning. It shows him in Uniform at a Cemetery by a Wiltshire grave.
    He's 5.
     

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  8. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    that deserves a gold star
     

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  10. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    i got a print of h.m.s kelly,and autographed by mountbatton.yours,4th wilts.
     
  11. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    i also have a small black and white print of h.m.s vanguard at devonport dry dock.the origional is at the national maritime museum,grenwich.
     
  12. 40th Alabama

    40th Alabama Member

    I'm involved in some windmill fighting in lower Alabama that involves the 3rd Pursuit Squadron (Hell's Angels) of the AVG. I'm a little partial to this print:

    For you Britishers, I have also posted a picture of my "new" baby (Taliaferro). He's just now 4-months old.
     

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  13. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    I can't find the correct painting, but it is similar to this one depicting Gen Lewis Armistead, hat on his sword, urging his men forward on the 3rd day of July, 1863 at Gettysburg, in the vain attempt to break the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. General Armistead died two days later of multiple gunshot wounds. Before dying, he was able to talk with his old friend Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, who had commanded the Union defenses on the ridge.

    I think that the painting I am looking for is entitled "The High Water Mark of the Confederacy."

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  14. 40th Alabama

    40th Alabama Member

    Mort Kunstler's High Water Mark
     

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  15. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    I am familiar with Kunstler's work but that's still not it. I think it is in one of my books at home, if I can find it.
     
  16. von Poop

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  17. Heatherwood

    Heatherwood Junior Member

    With regards to Aviation Art - Robert Taylor is the undisputed master.
    His paintings are absolutely amazing - and to have them signed by the aircrews depicted in the painting makes it a truly outstanding item to own.
    I remember reading all the books as I was growing up written by Bob Stanford Tuck, Johnnie Johnson, Tom Neil, Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson etc and then to actually own prints signed by these legends (except GG obviously - but Dave Shannon and Mick Martin!), just stunned me.
    Great place to get these prints (and those from other artists) is the Aces High Gallery in Wendover. They often have signing events and it is an honour to meet these Gentlemen. I have been to a couple and have met the likes of Gunther Rall and the last remaining survivors from the Dambusters Raid. Well worth a visit!
     
  18. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Whilst visiting an airshow a few years ago I bought a lovely signed print by the artist Michael Turner.
    Called 'Hurricanes from Kenley' and shows a flight of three Huricanes taking off, led by Sq Ldr (Later Gp Cpt Tom Gleave). The other pilots being Flt Lt Sidney F. Cooper AFC and Gp Cpt George A. Brown DFC, DL.
    This has to be my favourite.

    Tom
     
  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Whilst visiting an airshow a few years ago I bought a lovely signed print by the artist Michael Turner.
    Called 'Hurricanes from Kenley' and shows a flight of three Huricanes taking off, led by Sq Ldr (Later Gp Cpt Tom Gleave). The other pilots being Flt Lt Sidney F. Cooper AFC and Gp Cpt George A. Brown DFC, DL.
    This has to be my favourite.

    Tom

    That's a really nice picture, Tom. I have a Michael Turner calendar on the wall next to me.

    With regards to Aviation Art - Robert Taylor is the undisputed master.
    His paintings are absolutely amazing - and to have them signed by the aircrews depicted in the painting makes it a truly outstanding item to own.
    I remember reading all the books as I was growing up written by Bob Stanford Tuck, Johnnie Johnson, Tom Neil, Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson etc and then to actually own prints signed by these legends (except GG obviously - but Dave Shannon and Mick Martin!), just stunned me.
    Great place to get these prints (and those from other artists) is the Aces High Gallery in Wendover. They often have signing events and it is an honour to meet these Gentlemen. I have been to a couple and have met the likes of Gunther Rall and the last remaining survivors from the Dambusters Raid. Well worth a visit!

    I agree, Heatherwood. There is no one better than Robert Taylor, the man is a genius. It's amazing to have some of his work but it's an expensive hobby. Envy you being so close to Aces High.
     
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Gage,
    Slightly off thread, Strictly speaking, not really war art, but another signed print I picked up at the same show was one by the artist R.P Reynolds.
    Called Mitchell's Legacy.
    Superb rendition of the prototype Spitfire No 5054, being flown over the Vickers hangers at Eastleigh 1936.

    Tom
     

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