First American Ace Roy Grinnell Aviation Print Signed by 26 American Aces

First American Ace Roy Grinnell Aviation Print Signed by 26 American Aces

First American Ace Roy Grinnell Aviation Print Signed by 26 American Aces
WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND COUNTRY. THE ARTIST – Roy Grinnell. Oy, born in Santa Barbara, California, has been drawing airplanes ever since he can remember. When he was not drawing them, he was building plastic models, a hobby he still passionately enjoys. When Roy graduated from Santa Barbara High School he decided to join the Navy where he was stationed in Guam. Thereafter, he attended the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles where he graduated with honors. He moved to NYC where he was an Illustrator on Madison Avenue for several years. Later on, he decided to become a free lance artist. This decision has led him in several interesting directions! Roy enjoys a diverse and varied background in the arts, and his unique talent has given him an incredible opportunity to express himself in his paintings whether the subject is aviation, western and Native American art, wildlife, illustration, impressionism and realism. When you view Roy’s art, you will be amazed at his versatility. As the Official Artist and Honoree of the American Fighter Aces Association, Roy has completed close to 50 original paintings for the AFAA, accurately portraying the aerial combat of aces from WW1, WW2, Vietnam and the Korean War. These paintings are based on the oral history of the aces involved, and as close as they can be to what really occurred as if someone was taking a photograph of the action. Roy has won numerous art awards in both aviation art and western/Native American art. As a western artist, he was invited to join the Cowboy Artists of America. Roy’s original paintings are displayed in museums and private collections including The Museum of Flight – Kenneth H. Dahlberg Center for Military Aviation History, Seattle, WA; CAF Airpower Museum – Roy Grinnell Art Gallery, Midland, TX; The George Lucas Collection, The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation; National Museum of the US Air Force – The National Aviation Hall of Fame, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL where Roy was the proud recipient of the R. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art in 1999; The Pearce Museum at Navarro College, Corsicana, TX; Normandie-Niemen Memorial Museum, Les Andelys, France; Polish Military Museum, Warsaw, Poland; Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO; Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA; Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY; Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM and others. Roy Grinnell Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print “First American Ace”. During May, 1916, Raoul Gervais Lufbery was assigned to N-124, the Escadrille Americaine (the American Pilot’s Volunteer Group). Everyone marveled at Raoul’s skill to keep his Nieuport 11 in top shape. His earlier experience as a mechanic had paid off. His flying skills became famous for inventing the so called “Lufbery Circle”. Lufbery’s well-remembered phrase was Be careful, always remember it may be a trap. Of Lufbery’s 16 victories, it is believed that his fifth was the most notable, during the famous “Oberndorf Raid” over Germany, 12 October, 1916. Four pilots from N-124, flying Nieuport 17’s, were to escort the bomber mission to Oberndorf to destroy the Mauser Works factory there. On the return from the mission escort, Lufbery scored his fifth victory against a Roland CII. It’s best described by James R. McConnell of the Escadrille Americaine, in his book “Flying For France”, copyrighted in 1916. Here is a quote from the book. The Nieuports having refilled their tanks went back up to clear the air of Germans that might be hovering in wait for the returning raiders. Prince found one and promptly shot it down, Lufbery came upon three. He dove for one, making it drop below the others, and then forcing a second to descend, attacked the one remaining above. The combat was short and at the end of it, the German tumbled to earth. This made the fifth enemy machine which was officially credited to Lufbery. Raoul Lufbery’s life ended on 19 May, 1918 in a tragic combat death. Lufbery is enshrined and honored along with 200 other American Volunteers of the Escadrille Lafayette, in a beautiful park at Villeneuve L’Etang outside Paris, near Versailles. It is called the Memorial de l’Escardille Lafayette. The painting has been reviewed and approved by the family of Raoul Lufbery. First American Ace is a tribute by the American Fighter Aces to Raoul Lufbery, the First American Ace. This lithograph was signed by a minimum of 26 Aces who attended the American Fighter Aces Reunion in San Antonio, Texas, July, 2006. Due to health issues, not all of the Aces were able to sign all of the prints, but we guarantee at least 26 signatures. 24″ by 30″ overall size print, limited to 250, is signed by the artist and co-signed by at least 26 of the American Fighter Aces listed below. David Lee “Tex” Hill. All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist and include a Certificate of Authenticity. 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. An Artists Proof (AP), generally, is the first 10% of the Limited Edition prints that come off the press. If the Limited Edition is 400 s/n, there would be 40 APs. This status is noted on the print. Collectors prefer APs because their value increases even more than a Limited Edition as time goes by. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item “First American Ace Roy Grinnell Aviation Print Signed by 26 American Aces” is in sale since Sunday, July 14, 2013. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “airplanesandmore” and is located in Flower Mound, Texas. 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  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Edition Type: Limited Edition
  • Edition Size: 250
  • Print Type: Lithograph
  • Subject: WW I Aviation Dogfight
  • Style: Realism
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30″)
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Signed: Signed

First American Ace Roy Grinnell Aviation Print Signed by 26 American Aces