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Looking For Nagumo

Looking For Nagumo by Craig Kodera

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A career pilot who has successfully combined a love of flying with a passion for painting.  Craig Kodera came from a family with a strong aviation background, his uncle, for example, flew with the Doolittle Raiders.  Having qualified as a pilot in his teens he went on to spend time in the Air Force Reserve, where he logged thousands of flying hours.  He then left the service and became a commercial airline pilot, still managing to spend his leisure time painting. 

Craig Kodera is a member of the Air Force Art Program and has a number of works displayed within the permanent art collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

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Craig Kodera’s aviation artwork has been reproduced in many books and a number of limited edition prints.  Many of these are now sold out and only available on the secondary market.

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible by Craig Kodera

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Ask any artist and they will tell you that getting unpainted aluminium surfaces to look right is particularlyStratojet Shakedown by Craig Kodera difficult. In Stratojet Shakedown Craig has risen to this challenge with a superb rendition of the Boeing B-47, an aircraft largely ignored by artists, despite its important role in the Cold War and its influence on subsequent aircraft design.

All images copyright Craig Kodera.

Hitting The Kwai

Hitting The Kwai Railroad by Craig Kodera

Last To Fight

Last To Fight by Craig Kodera

Now You See It

Now You See It by Craig Kodera

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