WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND COUNTRY. THE ARTIST - Jim Laurier. Artist Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating work on a variety of subjects over the years. Jim prefers to work in oils on linen or canvas, with realism in his paintings being the goal.
A long time aviation enthusiast and pilot, one of his favorite subjects is aircraft. He combines his love of history with his flying experiences to create some of the most realistic and historically accurate aviation paintings seen today. He is widely known for his technical accuracy and attention to detail, which have become the trademarks of his work. Jim's paintings have been displayed at various museums, air bases, and art shows since 1992 including one man shows at The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah, Georgia (2000) and The Franco- American Society in Manchester, New Hampshire (2001). He has art work hanging in The Pentagon and other work on permanent display at Military bases and from the Eastern U.Jim has won awards at juried art shows including two Par Excellence Awards from the Experimental Aircraft Association, an award from the U. Naval Air Museum, The Hooper Award for Editorial Excellence, and an award from the Simulflite Training Center in Dallas, Texas. Jim has also become a prolific illustrator of military subjects and his work can be seen in many books, magazines, and calendars. As he moves into the future, Jim will continue to paint and illustrate military subjects, but he will also complete new work in different areas such as maritime art, wildlife and landscapes, and other subjects of his personal interest. He believes it is important to explore other themes to grow and excel as an artist. The challenge for an artist should be to consistently strive to improve his or her work and to always seek new knowledge towards that end. Jim Laurier Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Archival Print. The 352d Fighter Group was one of the most highly decorated USAAF Fighter Groups in World War II, producing many leading aces of the war.
The 352d was composed of three squadrons: (the 328th, 486th and 487th Fighter Squadrons). Once deployed to the European Theater of Operations the group was eventually headquartered in Bodney, England before being forward deployed to Belgium. It performed a variety of missions for the Eighth Air Force, but predominantly served as bomber escort. ALMOST HOME was created a s tribute to the 352nd Fighter Group. A combat out, or loose formation of 352nd P-51 Mustangs is depicted crossing the coast of France over the English Channel on their way home to Bodney, England.Among the group of Mustangs shown are: Maj. In Cripes A Mighty (26.3 victories); Capt. Heller in Hell-er Bust (5.5 victories); Lt. Meyers in Petie 2nd (24 victories); Capt.
Whisner in Moonbeam McSwine (15.5 victories). During WWII the 352nd flew 420 missions, 59,387 operational combat hours, destroyed 776 enemy aircraft and had 29 aerial aces. They were known as The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney. To the Luftwaffe, they were probably simply known as trouble. This print is also available in the following format.Each canvas is hand coated with a special clear coat that give the canvas prints UV protection and surface ink protection, In addition, the coating really enhances the depth of color of the image. Mounting and stretching of giclees will be the responsibility of the customer. All prints will be signed by the Artist and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number.
For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting. Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable. A remarque is a pencil drawing done in the white border area of an art print.Each remarque is piece of original art which adds to the value of the print by making that particular print unique and exclusive from the rest of the prints in the edition. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "Almost Home Jim Laurier Limited Edition Print WWII 352nd Fighter Group USAAF" is in sale since Sunday, May 4, 2014. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "airplanesandmore" and is located in Flower Mound, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Russian federation.