The Aviation Art of Robert Taylor

Ace of Aces - by Robert Taylor
Ace of Aces

giclée on canvas - $695
(two sizes available)
Aces on the Western Front - by Robert Taylor
Aces on the Western Front

giclée on canvas - $795
Adolf 'Dolfo' Galland
Adolf 'Dolfo' Galland

book & print portfolio
Signed by the artist & Adolf Galland - $2195
After the Storm - by Robert Taylor
After the Storm
Signed by the artist - $120
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 - $325
available with 12 pilot signatures
Almost Home - by Robert Taylor
Almost Home
Two crew signatures - $295
available with additional signatures
American Eagles - by Robert Taylor
American Eagles
Three pilot signatures - $320
America Strikes Back - by Robert Taylor
America Strikes Back
Six pilot signatures - $395

Angels Three Zero - by Robert Taylor
Angels Three Zero
One pilot signature - $195

Attack on the Hiei
Attack on the Hiei
Four pilot signatures - $450
At the Days End - by Robert Taylor
At the Day's End
Two signatures - $135
(available matted with 10 signatures)
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

Band of Brothers - by Robert Taylor
Band of Brothers
Ten signatures - $425
Battle of the Coral Sea - by Robert Taylor
The Battle of the Coral Sea
Ten signatures - $475
The Biff Boys - by Robrt Taylor
The Biff Boys
One pilot signature - $320
Bitter Engagement - by Robert Taylor
Bitter Engagement
Two pilot signatures - $95
The Blone Knight - by Robert Taylor
The Blond Knight
Two pilot signatures - $325
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
Broken Silence - by Robert Taylor
Broken Silence
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795

Chance Encounter - by Robert Taylor
Chance Encounter
Five crew signatures - $320
Clearing Skies - by Robert Taylor
Clearing Skies
Three signatures - $275
available with additional signatures
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 additional signatures
Coast in Sight - by Robert Taylor
Coast in Sight
Two signatures - $325
available with additional signatures
Combat Over the Reich - by Robert Taylor
Combat Over the Reich
giclée on canvas - $725
(two sizes available)

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 - The Impossible Mission - by Robert Taylor
Dambusters - The Impossible Mission
giclée on canvas - $725

Dambusters - Leading the Way - by Robert Taylor
Dambusters - Leading the Way
Two signatures - $185
available with additional signatures

Day Duties for the Night Workers - by Robert Taylor
Day Duties for the Night Workers
Three signatures - $95
available with additional signatures

Desert Victory - by Robert Taylor
Desert Victory
Six double Ace signatures - $220
Desert Warrior - by Robert Taylor
Desert Warrior
Four signatures - $135
 
Devastating Strike - by Robert Taylor
Devastating Strike
Two signatures - $245
available with additional signatures
Doolittle's D-Day - by Robert Taylor
Doolittle's D-Day
giclée on canvas - $765
The Doolittle Raiders - by Robert Taylor
The Doolittle Raiders
giclée on canvas - $695
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders - by Robert Taylor
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
giclée on canvas - $795
Double Strike - by Robert Taylor
Double Strike
22 signatures - $320
Duel in the Dark - by Robert Taylor
Duel in the Dark
Four crew signatures - $320
available with additional signatures

Duty of the Day - by Robert Taylor
Duty of the Day
One crew signature - $295
available with additional signatures

Eagles Divide - by Robert Taylor
Eagles Divide
Two pilot signatures - $95
available with additional signatures
The Eagles Divide - by Robert Taylor
The Eagles Divide
One pilot signatures - $295
available with additional signatures
Eagle Force - by Robert Taylor
Eagle Force
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Eagles of the West - by Robert Taylor
Eagles of the West
Three pilot signatures - $245
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
Erich Hartmann - by Robert Taylor
Erich Hartmann

book & print portfolio
Signed by the artist & Erich Hartmann - $2495

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
Fighter General
Fighter General a/p
Four pilot sgnatures - $625
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

The Final Show - by Robert Taylor
The Final Show
Two pilot signatures - $325
available with additional signatures
First of Many - by Robert Taylor
First of Many
Four pilot signatures - $320
First of Many
First of Many
Framed with eight signatures, including
Douglas Bader plus WWII RAF wings - $1325

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
Friday the 13th - by Robert Taylor
Friday the 13th
Twelve signatures - $975
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 - $595
The Greatest Day - by Robert Taylor
The Greatest Day
Two pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
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
Headlong Into the Clash - by Robert Taylor
Headlong Into the Clash
Three signatures - $295
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 - $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
Home Again England - by Robert Taylor
Home Again England
One pilot signatures - $215
available with additional signatures
Home at Dusk - by Robert Taylor
Home at Dusk

giclée on canvas - $795
Hornchurch Scramble - by Robert Taylor
Hornchurch Scramble
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Hostile Sky a/p - by Robert Taylor
Hostile Sky
Four pilot signatures - $350
Hot Stuff - Rolling
Hot Stuff - Rolling

one signature - $175

Hurricane Attack - by Robert Taylor
Hurricane Attack

giclée on canvas - $595


Jet Hunters - by Robert Taylor
Jet Hunters
Three pilot signatures - $325
available with additional signatures

JG-52
JG-52

giclée on canvas - $795

(available in two sizes)
Knight of the Reich - Museum
Knight of the Reich
Museum Presentation -
Sold
wartime Hartmann & Barkhorn signatures
plus original WWII Luftwaffe badge

Lancaster V.C. - by Robert Taylor
Lancaster V.C.
Two signatures - $295

The Legend of Colin Kelly - by Robert Taylor
The Legend of Colin Kelly
Three signatures - $320
includes companion print

Low Holding Over the San Jacinto - by Robert Taylor
Low Holding Over the San Jacinto

giclée on canvas - $695
(two sizes available)

Marauder Mission - by Robert Taylor
Marauder Mission
Three pilot signatures - $275
available with six signatures

Merlin Magic - by Robert Taylor
Merlin Magic
Onet Spitfire pilot signature - $215
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
Moral Support
Moral Support

giclée on canvas - $795

Most Memorable Day - by Robert Taylor
Most Memorable Day a/p
Four pilot signatures - $795

Normandy Nemesis - by Robert Taylor
Normandy Nemesis
Two pilot signatures & Vol. VI book - $235

One MiG Down - by Robert Taylor
One MiG Down
Twenty six pilot signatures - $320

Opening Sky - by Robert Taylor
Opening Sky
Three pilot signatures - $195
Out of the Night - by Robert Taylor
Out of the Night
Two signatures - $135
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

Reach for the Skies - by Robert Taylor
Reach for the Skies
One signature - $195


Return of the Belle
Return of the Belle

giclée on canvas - $795

Robin Olds
Robin Olds

book & print portfolio
With Robin Oldssignature - $2795
Rolling Thunder - by Robert Taylor
Rolling Thunder
Four pilot signatures - $320

Russian Roulette - by Robert Taylor
Russian Roulette

Six pilot signatures - $295
available with additional signatures

Severn Trail - by Robert Taylor
Severn Trail
Artist signed - $320

Sir Arthur Harris
Sir Arthur Harris

book & print portfolio
With Arthur Harris signature - $2195
Skipper Comes Home - by Robert Taylor
Skipper Comes Home
Four pilot signatures - $320

Sky Giant - by Robert Taylor
Sky Giant
One pilot signature - $320

Steinhoff Tribute - by Robert Taylor
Steinhoff Tribute
One pilot signature - $550

Sting of the Black Tulip
Sting of the Black Tulip
giclée on canvas - $1045

Strike and Return - by Robert Taylor
Strike and Return
Nine signatures - $450

Stuka - by Robert Taylor
Stuka a/p
Four pilot signatures - $520

Target Bearing 270 - by Robert Taylor
Target Bearing 270°
Four signatures - $325

Thunderheads Over Ridgewell - by Robert Taylor
Thunderheads Over Ridgewell
Three signatures - $425

Top Dog - by Robert Taylor
Top Dog

Five signatures - $150

Undaunted by Odds - by Robert Taylor
Undaunted by Odds
Three pilot signatures - $320
available with additional signatures

Victory Flyover
Victory Flyover

giclée on canvas - $795

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 - $100

Winter's Welcome - by Robert Taylor
Winter's Welcome

giclée on canvas - $795


Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
1946 - 2024
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. Later he would attribute 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 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 devoted most of what little spare time he had to his home life, his wife Mary and five children.
Neither fame nor fortune turned his head, he maintained an easy-going, gentle character and charmed all who were fortunate enough to have met him. Sadly Robert passed away in January 2024.

See our Military / Naval section for more Robert Taylor artwork