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William Phillips
 
"In my work, I hope to convey to the viewer the beauty and exhilaration of flight." Bill Phillips' words speak of a goal which he renews with each painting. Indeed, Phillips' paintings often pull the viewer into the action by his technique of blurring the foreground. As the landscape rushes by, the viewer feels the exhilaration of which Phillips talks.
 

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I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
s/n 850 (14 1/8 x 19) $1450.00
COUNTERSIGNED By James H. Doolittle
One of the greatest heroes of World War II is also one of the most colorful
and famous.  James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle set many speed records and engaged in aerial acrobatics at countless air shows.  He was also a test pilot and the first man ever to fly completely blind - using only cockpit instruments - from takeoff to landing.  It is statements like these, in deeds and words,
that make this living legend stand alone.  Perhaps one of his most famous
statements was "I would never want to relive my life; I could never be so
lucky again."  It is therefore a fitting title for William S. Phillips' fine
art print, which makes the definitive statement of Doolittle's remarkable
life.  I Could Never Be So Lucky Again is countersigned by Doolittle and
accompanied by a complimentary copy of the General's autobiography of the
same title - where he puts into words what Phillips put into the art, and has
his say about every aspect of his amazing career.
Originally Issued as part of the 50th Anniversary of "Doolittle's Raid" in 1992

 

   

 

 

 

The Beginning of the End
s/n 1,000 (15 3/8 x 23 1/2) $695.00
The date is August 6, 1945, shortly after the noon hour, and the B-29 Enola
Gay is returning from her rendezvous with destiny in the skies over the
Japanese city of Hiroshima. Off in the distance lies the tiny island of Iwo
Jima, captured only after tremendous losses by the United States Navy and
Marine Corps. The conquest of Iwo Jima and the flight of the Enola Gay marked the true beginning of the end of the war against Japan.
Aircraft  B-29 The flight of the Enola Gay and the capture of Iwo Jima, were two of the most significant events of World War II. I wanted, in some small way, to pay tribute to those who captured the island fortress even as I paid homage to the United States Army Air Forces and the crew of the Enola Gay for the mission. Both events hastened the end of the war and made the invasion of the Japanese homeland unnecessary. - William S. Phillips

At the time of publication of this historical print in 1998, The Beginning of
the End was signed by the artist William S. Phillips and countersigned by the
five surviving veterans of the Enola Gay crew. Command Pilot of the Enola Gay Paul W. Tibbets; Bombardier Thomas W. Ferebee*; Navigator Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk; Bomb Electronics Officer Morris R. Jeppson; and Radio Operator Richard H. Nelson*.
*On March 16,2000, Bombardier Thomas W. Ferebee died at his home in
Windermere, FL.He was 81 years of age.
* On February 1, 2003, Radio Operator Richard H. Nelson has died at a
hospital near Los Angeles. He was 77 years of age.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunward We Climb
s/n 1,000 (45 1/4 x 25 1/8) $235.00

 

 

     
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