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Mike Machat is one of America's most well-known
aviation artists. His artwork has won numerous awards in art competitions, and graces
displays in the Pentagon, National Air & Space Museum, and many airline corporate
headquarters worldwide. The U.S. Air Force Documentary Art Program collection boasts 21
Aviation and Space Prints
Mike is a firm believer in "living the experience" of flight. He has flown in
nearly 200 different types of aircraft, from the B-52 to the Concorde, and in such
tactical aircraft as the A-4, F-104, F-15, and F-16, continually blending his love of
aviation with his artistic talents. Known for his thorough research and choice of unusual
subject matter, Mike has built a strong collector following and has emerged as an
important contributor to America's aviation art.
Alan Bean, was the fourth man to walk on the moon as Lunar Module pilot on Apollo
12, the second lunar landing. Although it has been more than 25 years, this
Artist-astronauts footprints still lie undisturbed on the Moon's Ocean of Storms.
Alan left NASA in 1981 to pursue his lifelong passion for art. Inspired by the
impressionists and studying under contemporary masters, he is a first-rate artist who is
as comfortable rendering sharp realism as he is with portraying subtle emotions through a
faceless spacesuit--but there's a bonus: As the only artist who has visited another world,
Bean paints with an authenticity and insight completely unique in the entire history of
art. His is a personal portfolio of the golden era of space exploration as viewed by the
only artist who has BEEN there.
In this newsletter weve showcased several examples of aviation art. Each print,
in addition to being a valuable collectible for the quality of the work, is a piece of
history. Several of the prints portray events from World War I and World War II, while others chronicle
more recent events in aviation history.
To further enhance the historical aspect, many aviation and space prints are autographed
by the individuals portrayed, or otherwise related to the subject matterin addition
to the artist. This is an exciting feature of aviation art. Many times aviation prints
feature signatures from combatants on both sides of a conflict. This would be like having
a print of the Battle of the Little Big Horn signed by Gen. George Armstrong Custer, Crazy
Horse and Sitting Bull.
We have attempted here to give you a taste of a new and exciting element in the art world.
Imagine what it would have been like to buy a Frederic Remington, or a Charles M. Russell
piece, at the beginning of this century. The artists featured in this newletter are the
chroniclers of the frontiers of the Twentieth Century.
Gallery Josephs Fine Art makes available to its clients a full line of aviation art, including
works by Taylor, Trudgian, Machat, Bailey, Phillips, Kodera, Ferris, Young, Wooton,
Grinnell & Dietz, as well as other fine aviation artists. Besides current issue
prints, we are able to supply many sold out prints.. Call us for info on the special
aviation or space print that you want. If we dont have it, we can most likely get
it. Here is your chance to own a piece of history in the making. Ask your art consultant
about books or brochures that can give you more information.
To order or request additional information by phone, call us today at 1-(661) 733-0906