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“Wings Through Time” Lithograph - $70

size / dimensions: 60” x 17”
This is a lithograph of a painting called “Wings Through Time” by Robert Emerson Bell Jr. The original was donated to the Air Force and current is displayed outside the Secretary of the Air Force’s office. This work is part of the official Air Force Art Collection.

About the Painting:

A “graphic look down" view of virtually every airplane type from the Wright Flyer to the F-22, ever in the Air Force and its predecessor Army organizations inventory. All are depicted in relative scale and positioned approximately when they came into service along a 1 to the year timeline. Visually, the depiction shows buildups and drawdowns up to, during, and after conflicts, technology advances, and color reflections of the times (colorful during "Roaring Twenties", drabness during the "Depression", etc.). The background is "brown-shoe" during the Army years and Air Force blue thereafter. Copy in the background (enhanced by matt varnish) identifies relative organizational elements. the design was conceived as a continuous graphic which could be divided into four equal segments, which could be reduced to 50% and printed as the four end sheets in the two volume history of the Air Force hardbound book set. Each segment is subtitled: from let to right--"The Beginning", "The Corp", "Autonomy", and "Global Reach". The vortical center of the painting is 1947, the year the Air FORCE became a separate service.


Note, the last two photos are included for reference. They are the original painting where it is displayed at the Pentagon.


60 by 17 inches


I am the Artists son. Note: you would be purchasing an unframed lithograph....which, upon receipt, can be framed in several different ways depending at various price points. I will include detailed recommended specifications for framing.

I have included pictures of the original outside the Secretary of the Air Force’s office at the Pentagon (brown frame).


Shipping inside the US included.

post id: 7750359612

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