"Flight #1" (1963)


Size: 23.4 H x 35 W x 0.8 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Other.

Undertaking this subject as an oil painting a was part of my first-year art college education in 1963 (some 49 years ago!). It was presented at the end of my pre-diploma year and the resulting pass enabled me to continue at Manchester College of Art and complete my course.

As a child I was fascinated with aircraft - my father was aircrew for both the Polish and Royal Air Forces during WW2 - and making aircraft models from balsa wood formers covered with tissue paper... and planes were the subject of many childhood fantasy drawings as well as this painting, completed a few years before "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" hit the cinema screen in 1965.

This piece is my second earliest surviving oil painting - apart from four others in private hands sold during the 1960s - and being offered for sale for the first time here.

Keywords: Paintings, Plane, Triangle, Aircraft, Fantasy, Abstract, Flight, Flying, Machine, Oil

Subjects: Transportation

Styles: Abstract Expressionism

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Other

Prints: Transportation Art Prints, Abstract Expressionism Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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