Air Art Northwest
846 South Ginger Street
Cornelius, Oregon 97113
AVIATION PRINTS by ROBERT TAYLOR
As a fighter pilot whoflew the types of aircraft that Robert Taylor paints so brilliantly, I marvel at his ability. He paints more than just aircraft; he paints with spectacular reality the whole vista of the sky that is the world of the fighter pilot. He ranks with the best.
Robert has been a prolific sketcher and painter ever since he was a small boy. After leaving art college, while continuing to paint in his spare time, he became a professional picture restorer. This work brought him into intimate contact with the work of the great masters, ancient and modern. His thirteen years as a restorer gave him valuable insight into the techniques of many of these great painters and radically influenced his own techniques.
Robert Taylor has been selling his own paintings since his schooldays but it was not until he teamed up with The Military Gallery to become a full-time professional in the mid-seventies that his fame began to spread. Today he is recognized by many as the world's leading aviation artist and international demand for his original canvases and his limited edition prints is unsurpassed. His work has been featured many times as the subject of television programs, newspaper and magazine articles and his highly successful one-man exhibition in London in 1983 was covered by Granada T.V. and many of the U.K.'s leading national newspapers. In 1987 his one-man exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. was seen by 10 million visitors and has been quoted as the most successful aviation art exhibition ever staged.
Today the genius of Robert Taylor is recognized all over the world, and his art is the benchmark by which all others in this established field set their standards.