Frank Wootton had the rare advantage of being able to take many of his aviation art references from first hand experience in the field as he toured combat war zones with the RAF during WWII. Having said that many would regard proximity to the enemy and the associated hardships as a rather dubious ‘advantage’. Frank, though makes light of it as he gives the personal account of life in the RAF that makes up the first part of this book.
The remainder of the book is dedicated to colour plates of Frank Wootton’s work, about 70 in all spanning his painting career and tackling subjects from WWI biplanes to Concorde.
Overall this is an excellently presented book with well produced colour images and a good selection of Frank Wootton’s pencil sketches. Foreword is by Air Chief Marshal Sir Neil Wheeler GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC.
“Frank Wootton has long been regarded as the RAF’s ‘own’ artist. He is an absolute master of his field.”
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR THOMAS KENNEDY, GCB, AFC, DL, RAF
This book was out of print many years ago and is now only available on the secondary market.
Condition: this book is in excellent order - the pages are clean with little evidence of being read. The cloth binding is tight and clean. The dust jacket is good overall with a couple of indentations and some fading, mainly around the spine area. Overall a very good example of this fine work from one of our most important aviation artists.
Colour plates: 66 plus a number of drawings and photos. Pages: 96 ISBN: 0-7153-9874-1
David and Charles
first edition - hardback - 1992.
13 x 11.5 inches (33 x 29 cm)
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