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The Glory of Flight

Into the Sunlit Splendor

Sierra Hotel by William S Phillips

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Sierra Hotel

Widely regarded as the leading American aviation artist of the last 20 years, William Phillips was born in 1945 and from an early age showed an interest and talent for sketching and painting. He spent time in the Air Force in the 1960’s and later served as a fire fighter in Oregon. In 1976 he was invited to join the Air Force Art Program and in 1981 took the decision to make aviation art his full time career. Bill has also been involved in the NASA and Navy Art Programs and in 1987-88 was selected by the Navy as their combat artist during the Persian Gulf crisis.

For Collectors
William Phillips’ aviation artwork has been reproduced in over 60 limited edition prints. Many of these are now sold out and only available on the secondary market.  He has also released a range of landscape prints.  Many of his images have been included in an excellent book entitled The Glory of Flight.  A Collectors Edition of 750 signed copies of the book were issued with an accompanying print, but these are now sold out and only available on the secondary market. In 2005 a second book of his work was published titled Into the Sunlit Splendor.

Phantoms and
the Wizard

Phantoms and the Wizard by William Phillips

Shore Birds at
Point Lobos

Shore Birds at Point Lobos - William S Phillips

Our Favourite
Although Phillips has covered just about everything from the Wright Brothers to F14s, it is the fast jets that he Thunder In The Canyon by William S Phillipsis best known for.  He creates high impact through the bold use of contrast and colour and is not afraid to ‘push the envelope’ on composition.  We feel that Thunder in the Canyon combines all these elements in a stunning and unique image.

Dauntless Against a Rising Sun

Dauntless Against A Rising Sun by William Phillips

Among The Columns of Thor

Among The Columns of Thor by William Phillips

The Giant Begins To Stir

The Giant Begins to Stir by William Phillips

All images copyright William Phillips.

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