The Aviation Art of Robert Taylor

Aces on the Western Front - by Robert Taylor
Aces on the Western Front

giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795
After the Storm - by Robert Taylor
After the Storm
Signed by the artist - $120
Against All Odds - by Robert Taylor
Against All Odds
Four submariner signatures - $520
Air Armada - by Robert Taylor
Air Armada
Two pilot signatures - $320
Air Strike - by Robert Taylor
Air Strike
One pilot signature - $175
Air Superiority - by Robert Taylor
Air Superiority
Four pilot signatures - $320
available with 12 pilot signatures
American Eagles - by Robert Taylor
American Eagles
Three pilot signatures - $320
Angels Three Zero - by Robert Taylor
Angels Three Zero
One pilot signature - $195
A Time for Heroes - by Robert Taylor
A Time for Heroes
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with nine signatures
Bader Legend - by Robert Taylor
Bader Legend
Four pilot signatures - $320
Bader's Bus Company - by Robert Taylor
Bader's Bus Company
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795
Band of Brothers - by Robert Taylor
Band of Brothers
Four pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
The Battle for Britain - by Robert Taylor
The Battle for Britain
Six pilot signatures - $425
available with additional signatures

Battle of the Coral Sea - by Robert Taylor
Battle of the Coral Sea
Ten signatures - $475
The Biff Boys - by Robert Taylor
The Biff Boys
One pilot signature - $320
Bitter Engagement - by Robert Taylor
Bitter Engagement
Two pilot signatures - $95
Bogeys! Eleven O'clock High - by Robert Taylor
Bogeys! Eleven O'Clock High a/p
Eight pilot signatures - $520
Bold, Reckless and Supreme - by Robert Taylor
Bold, Reckless and Supreme
Two pilot signatures - $130
Bomb Away! - by Robert Taylor
Bomb Away!
Six signatures - $225
Breaking Cover - by Robert Taylor
Breaking Cover
Three pilot signatures - $140
Bringing the Peacemaker Home - by Robert Taylor
Bringing the Peacemaker Home
Four signatures - $520
Caught on the Surface - by Robert Taylor
Caught on the Surface
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

Chance Encounter - by Robert Taylor
Chance Encounter
Five crew signatures - $275
Chennault's Flying Tigers - by Robert Taylor
Chennault's Flying Tigers
Seven pilot signatures - $1095
Clipper Morning Star - by Robert Taylor
Clipper Morning Star
Artist signed only - $320
Close Call - by Robert Taylor
Close Call
Two pilot signatures - $150
Closing the Gap - by Robert Taylor
Closing the Gap
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with ten signatures
Coming in Over the Estuary - by Robert Taylor
Coming in Over the Estuary
Five pilot signatures - $320
Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam - by Robert Taylor
Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam
Two signatures - $320
available with six signatures
Dambusters - Inbound to Target - by Robert Taylor
Dambusters - Inbound to Target
Six signatures - $195
Last Moments of the Mohne Dam - by Robert Taylor
The Dambusters
Last Moments of the Möhne Dam
Three signatures - $320
available with additional signatures

The Dambusters - Three Good Bounces - by Robert Taylor
The Dambusters
Three Good Bounces
Three signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Dangerous Coast - by Robert Taylor
Dangerous Coast
Three signatures - $215
available with ten signatures
Day Duties for the Night Workers - by Robert Taylor
Day Duties for the Night Workers
Three signatures - $95
available with additional signatures

D-Day The Airborne Assault - by Robert Taylor
D-Day The Airborne Assault
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $765
D-Day Drop - by Robert Taylor
D-Day Drop
Two Airborne signatures - $150
Defence of the Realm - by Robert Taylor
Defence of the Realm
One pilot signature - $320
Desert Hawks - by Robert Taylor
Desert Hawks
Four pilot signatures - $320
Doolittle's D-Day - by Robert Taylor
Doolittle's D-Day
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $765

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders - by Robert Taylor
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

Duel in the Dark - by Robert Taylor
Duel in the Dark
Four crew signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Eagles Divide - by Robert Taylor
Eagles Divide
Two pilot signatures - $95
available with additional signatures
 
Eagle Force - by Robert Taylor
Eagle Force
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Eagles on the Channel Front - by Robert Taylor
Eagles on the Channel Front
Five pilot signatures - $320
Eagles on the Rampage - by Robert Taylor
Eagles on the Rampage
Ten pilot signatures - $320
Eye of the Sun - by Robert Taylor
Eye of the Sun
One pilot signature - $245
available with additional signatures
Fastest Victory - by Robert Taylor
Fastest Victory
One pilot sgnature - $195
Fighting Red Tails - by Robert Taylor
Fighting Red Tails
Five pilot signatures - $320
Fighting Tigers - by Robert Taylor
Fighting Tigers
Five AVG pilot signatures - $320
First Combat - by Robert Taylor
First Combat
One pilot signature - $195
First of Many - by Robert Taylor
First of Many
Four pilot signatures - $320
First Sighting - by Robert Taylor
First Sighting
One pilot sgnature - $110
Flying Tigers - by Robert Taylor
Flying Tigers - The Stuff of Legend
Four AVG pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Front Line Hurricanes - by Robert Taylor
Front Line Hurricanes
Six pilot signatures - $320
Fury of Assault - by Robert Taylor
Fury of Assault
Five signatures - $320
The Gallant Ohio - by Robert Taylor
The Gallant Ohio
Five pilot signatures - $320
Gathering Storm - by Robert Taylor
Gathering Storm a/p
Four pilot signatures - $625
Greycap Leader - by Robert Taylor
Greycap Leader a/p
Ten pilot signatures - $520
The Hard Way Home - by Robert Taylor
The Hard Way Home
Four signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Height and Sun - by Robert Taylor
Height and Sun
Three pilot signatures - $195
Height of the Battle - by Robert Taylor
Height of the Battle

giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

Hellcat Fury - by Robert Taylor
Hellcat Fury
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Hell Hawks Over Utah - by Robert Taylor
Hell Hawks Over Utah
Two pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
High Cost - by Robert Taylor
High Cost
Five crew signatures - $185
Hornchurch Scramble - by Robert Taylor
Hornchurch Scramble
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Hostile Sky a/p - by Robert Taylor
Hostile Sky a/p
Four pilot signatures - $520
Hunters in the Desert - by Robert Taylor
Hunters in the Desert a/p
Four pilot signatures - $520
Hurricane Attack - by Robert Taylor
Hurricane Attack

giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $595
Into the Teeth of the Wind - by Robert Taylor
Into the Teeth of the Wind
Five signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Into the Teeth of the Wind - pencil - by Robert Taylor
Into the Teeth of the Wind - pencil
Five signatures - $175
Jet Hunters - by Robert Taylor
Jet Hunters
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
JG-52 - by Robert Taylor
JG-52
Signed by Günther Rall - $95
JG-52 - by Robert Taylor
JG-52
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

Knight of the Reich - by Robert Taylor
Knight of the Reich
Signed by Günther Rall - $320
Knight's Move - by Robert Taylor
Knight's Move
Four signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Lancaster V.C. - by Robert Taylor
Lancaster V.C.
Two signatures - $225
Late Arrival - by Robert Taylor
Late Arrival
Six Hurricane pilot signatures - $175
The Legend of Colin Kelly - by Robert Taylor
The Legend of Colin Kelly
Three signatures - $320
includes companion print
The Long Short Days - by Robert Taylor
The Long Short Days
Two pilot signatures - $320
available with nine signatures

Maple Leaf Scramble - by Robert Taylor
Maple Leaf Scramble

giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $595
Marauder Mission - by Robert Taylor
Marauder Mission
Three pilot signatures - $275
available with six signatures
Midwinter Dawn - by Robert Taylor
Midwinter Dawn
Five Spitfire pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Milne Bay - by Robert Taylor
Milne Bay
Two pilot signatures - $260
available with additional signatures
Mission Beyond Darkness - by Robert Taylor
Mission Beyond Darkness
Four signatures - $320
Morning Thunder - by Robert Taylor
Morning Thunder
Eight Pearl Harbor veteran signatures - $320
Most Memorable Day - by Robert Taylor
Most Memorable Day
Four pilot signatures - $595
Mustangs on the Prowl - by Robert Taylor
Mustangs on the Prowl

giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795
Night Intruder - by Robert Taylor
Night Intruder
One pilot signature - $100
Normandy Nemesis - by Robert Taylor
Normandy Nemesis
Two pilot signatures & Vol. VI book - $235
No Turning Back - by Robert Taylor
No Turning Back
Four pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
One MiG Down - by Robert Taylor
One MiG Down
Twenty six pilot signatures - $320
Open Assault - by Robert Taylor
Open Assault
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Opening Sky - by Robert Taylor
Opening Sky
Three pilot signatures - $195
Operation Chastise - by Robert Taylor
Operation Chastise
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

Out of Fuel and Safely Home - by Robert Taylor
Out of Fuel and Safely Home
Five pilot signatures - $320
Out of the Night - by Robert Taylor
Out of the Night
Two signatures - $135
available with additional signatures
Phantom Fury - by Robert Taylor
Phantom Fury
Two signatures - $320
Puttalam Elephants - by Robert Taylor
Puttalam Elephants
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Rabaul - Fly for Your Life - by Robert Taylor
Rabaul - Fly for Your Life
Two pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Ramrod - by Robert Taylor
Ramrod
One pilot signature - $110
Red Arrows - by Robert Taylor
Red Arrows
One pilot signature - $80
Response to Call - by Robert Taylor
Response to Call
Two Battle of Britain pilot signatures - $215
available with additional signatures
The Road to the Rhine - by Robert Taylor
The Road to the Rhine
Three signatures - $320
available with additional signatures

Rolling Thunder - by Robert Taylor
Rolling Thunder a/p
Four pilot signatures - $520
Running the Gauntlet - by Robert Taylor
Running the Gauntlet
Four pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Russian Roulette - by Robert Taylor
Russian Roulette
Six pilot signatures - $320

Savage Skies - by Robert Taylor
Savage Skies
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Schweinfurt - The Second Mission - by Robert Taylor
Schweinfurt - The Second Mission
Three pilot signatures - $320
Sea Fury - by Robert Taylor
Sea Fury
One pilot signature - $100

Severn Trail - by Robert Taylor
Severn Trail
Artist signed- $275
Sighting the Bismarck - by Robert Taylor
Sighting the Bismarck
Four Bismarck crew signatures - $520
Skipper Comes Home - by Robert Taylor
Skipper Comes Home
Four pilot signatures - $320

Sky Giant - by Robert Taylor
Sky Giant
One pilot signature - $320
Special Duties - by Robert Taylor
Special Duties
Seven signatures - $320
Spitfires Over St. Michael's Mount - by Robert Taylor
Spitfires Over St. Michael's Mount
Three pilot signatures - $195
Steinhoff Tribute - by Robert Taylor
Steinhoff Tribute
One pilot signature - $550
Strike and Return - by Robert Taylor
Strike and Return
Four pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Strike and Strike Again - by Robert Taylor
Strike and Strike Again
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Stuka - by Robert Taylor
Stuka
Four pilot signatures - $520
Tangmere Wing - by Robert Taylor
Tangmere Wing
Signed by Douglas Bader - $1800
Target Bearing 270 - by Robert Taylor
Target Bearing 270°
Four signatures - $320
They Landed by Moonlight - by Robert Taylor
They Landed by Moonlight
Five signatures - $320
Thunderbolt Strike - by Robert Taylor
Thunderbolt Strike
Three pilot signatures - $265
Thunderheads Over Ridgewell - by Robert Taylor
Thunderheads Over Ridgewell
Three signatures - $425
Tommy Leader - by Robert Taylor
Tommy Leader
Three pilot signatures - $215
Top Dog - by Robert Taylor
Top Dog
Five signatures - $150
Toward Night's Darkness - by Robert Taylor
Toward Night's Darkness
Five signatures - $215
available with additional signatures

Undaunted by Odds - by Robert Taylor
Undaunted by Odds
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Valiant Response - by Robert Taylor
Valiant Response
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Valor in the Pacific - by Robert Taylor
Valor in the Pacific
Six signatures - $320
Viper Venom - by Robert Taylor
Viper Venom
Two pilot signatures - $320
Vital Support - by Robert Taylor
Vital Support
Ten signatures - $190
We All Stand Together - by Robert Taylor
We All Stand Together
Three pilot signatures - $185
available with additional signatures

Welcoming Respite - by Robert Taylor
Welcoming Respite
Three pilot signatures - $150
Where Eagles Gathered - by Robert Taylor
Where Eagles Gathered
Two pilot signatures & Vol. VI book - $235
Wide Horizons - by Robert Taylor
Wide Horizons
Artist signed - $175
Wings of Glory - by Robert Taylor
Wings of Glory
Four pilot signatures - $275
Winter Homecoming - by Robert Taylor
Winter Homecoming
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $595
Winter's Welcome - by Robert Taylor
Winter's Welcome

giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

  The Wolfpack - by Robert Taylor
The Wolfpack
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
The name Robert Taylor has been synonymous with aviation art over a quarter of a century. His paintings of aircraft, more than those of any other artist, have helped popularise a genre which atthe start of this remarkable artist's career had little recognition in the world of fine art. When he
burst upon the scene in the mid-1970s his vibrant, expansive approach to the subject was a revelation. His paintings immediately caught the imagination of enthusiasts and collectors alike . He became an instant success.
As a boy, Robert seemed always to have a pencil in his hand. Aware of his natural gift from an early age, he never considered a career beyond art, and with unwavering focus, set out to achieve his goal. Leaving school at fifteen, he has never worked outside the world of art. After two yearsat the Bath School of Art he landed a job as an apprentice picture framer with an art gallery in Bath, the city where Robert has lived and worked all his life. Already competent with water-colours the young apprentice took every opportunity to study the works of other artists and, after trying his hand at oils, quickly determined he could paint to the same standard as much of the art it was his job to frame. Soon the gallery was selling his paintings, and the owner, recognising Robert's talent, promoted him to the busy picture-restoring department. Here, he repaired and restored all manner of paintings and drawings, the expertise he developed becoming the foundation of his career as a professional artist. Picture restoration is an exacting skill, requiring the ability to emulate the techniques of other painters so as to render the damaged area of the work undetectable. After a decade of diligent application, Robert became one of the most capable picture restorers outside London. Today he attributes his versatility to the years he spent painstakingly working on the paintings of others artists.

After fifteen years at the gallery, by chance he was introduced to Pat Barnard, whose military publishing business happened also to be located in the city of Bath. When offered the chance to become a full-time painter, Robert leapt at the opportunity. Within a few months of becoming a
professional artist, he saw his first works in print. The Military Gallery has published every print reproduced from Robert's paintings ever since.
Robert's early career was devoted to maritime paintings, and he achieved early success with his prints of naval subjects, one of his admirers being Lord Louis Mountbatten. He exhibited successfully at the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London and soon his popularity attracted
the attention of the media. Following a major feature on his work in a leading national daily newspaper he was invited to appear in a BBC Television programme. This led to a string of commissions for the Fleet Air Arm Museum who, understandably, wanted aircraft in their maritime paintings. It was the start of Robert's career as an aviation artist.
Fascinated since childhood by the big, powerful machines that man has invented, switching from one type of 'hardware' to another has never troubled him. Being an artist of the 'old school', Robert tackled the subject of painting aircraft with the same gusto as with his large,
action-packed maritime pictures - big compositions supported by powerful and dramatic skies, painted on large canvases. It was a formula new to the aviation art genre, at the time not used to such sweeping canvases, but one that came naturally to an artist whose approach appeared to
have origins in an earlier classical period.

Robert's aviation paintings are instantly recognisable. He somehow manages to convey all the technical detail of aviation in a traditional and painterly style, reminiscent of the Old Masters. With uncanny ability, he is able to recreate scenes from the past with a carefully rehearsed
realism that few other artists ever manage to achieve. This is partly due to his prodigious research but also his attention to detail: Not for him shiny new factory-fresh aircraft looking like museum specimens. His trade mark, flying machines that are battle-scarred, worse for wear, with
dings down the fuselage, chips and dents along the leading edges of wings, oil stains trailing from engine cowlings, paintwork faded with dust and grime; his planes are real!
Robert's aviation works have drawn crowds in the international arena since the early 1980s. He has exhibited throughout the US and Canada, Australia, Japan and in Europe. His one-man exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC was hailed
as the most popular art exhibition ever held there. His paintings hang in many of the world's great aviation museums, adorn boardrooms, offices and homes, and his limited edition prints are avidly collected all around the world. A family man with strong Christian values, Robert devotes most of what little spare time he has to his home life. Married to Mary for thirty five years, they have five children, all now grown up.
Neither fame nor fortune has turned his head. He is the same easy-going, gentle character he was when setting out on his painting career all those years ago, but now with a confidence that comes with the knowledge that he has mastered his profession.

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