Air Art Northwest
846 South Ginger Street
Cornelius, Oregon 97113
PRINTS by JERRY CRANDALL
Crandall was born in La Junta, Colorado, near Bent's Fort on the Santa Fe Trail. Because of his expertise on the American West, he served as Historical Consultant for the early segments of the TV series CENTENNIAL and also for the Charlton Heston movie THE MOUNTAIN MEN. A member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Crandall enjoys working in the movies, recently appearing in the highly acclaimed movie TOMBSTONE as well as several nationally televised commercials.
He worked at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company as an aviation artist; has been a guest on numerous radio and television talk shows including the NBC Sunday Show in Los Angeles twice, and the MIKE DOUGLAS TELEVISION SHOW. He was a guest on the Navy Carrier USS Nimitz gathering first-hand knowledge of modern-day Naval operations. Featured articles about the artist and his work have appeared in many magazines: PRINTS, COLLECTORS MART, SOUTHWEST ART, MAN AT ARMS, AIR CLASSICS, INTERNATIONAL AIR REVIEW, US ART, and THE CHALLENGE AVIATION ART SERIES.
Listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART, THE INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO OF CONTEMPORARY ACHlEVEMENT, and WHO'S WHO IN THE WEST, he is also listed in CONTEMPORARY WESTERN ARTSTS. Too, his pieces can be found in many private as well as museum collections such as the CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE, Midland TX; NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, DC; USAF MUSEUM DAYTON; NAVAL MUSEUM, Pensacola; MONINO AIR MUSEUM, Moscow; and the HQ of the Italian Air Force. He is a member of ASAA, The Luftwaffe Circle, The Luftwaffe Verband, IPMS, FRIEND of the AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES, the 91st BOMB GROUP, THE GEMEINSCHAFT DER JAGDFLIEGER, among others.
In addition, he has amassed a rather large collection of rare photos of WWII aircraft, personal interview tapes and videos with pilots and crew members, actual aircraft parts and other aviation related memorabilia. This continual research and catalog of documentation materials create the foundation for his series of books on Luftwaffe color and markings. Each volume will feature full color profile paintings, hundreds of rare period photographs and information about the pilots and their machines.
There exists an excitement about his paintings which represents a culmination of his study, research and knowledge gained from first hand accounts through a multitude of interviews with those who were there. He is a true collector, an intense historian and a talented artist; an electrifying union producing thrilling, rich expressions of history, past and present.