This is an 18" x 22.5" unframed print, " Hoover's Fighting Spitfire ", by artist Sam Lyons. This is print #1392 of the 1500 and a special Limited Edition size of 300 Signed & Numbered. In Addition to the print you will receive the 5 ½" X 8 ½" Certificate of Authenticity. "Hoover's Fighting Spitfire" is the second print in a series of paintings featuring Bob Hoover's aircraft. The print is co-signed by Hoover and is a great collector's piece. If you bought either of the other two Hoover-based prints, this rounds out the collection.
Sam Lyon's love of aviation since childhood led him down the road to his present career as a world-renowned aviation artist. His paintings can be found at military bases, museums, aviation gift shops, and in pilots' art collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Through his membership in the Air Force Art Program, Sam's painting "Lead Solo" graces the Air Force Art Hall in the Pentagon.
"Hoover's Fighting Spitfire" is CO-SIGNED BY BOB HOOVER! On February 9, 1944, future aviation legend Bob Hoover was flying his Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vc. He and his four-plane-formation were charged with search and destroy, attacking enemy ships and shooting up trains along the French and Italian coasts from Cannes to Genoa. The moment captured by "Hoover's Fighting Spitfire" is shortly before Bob was shot down and captured. (Don't worry he escaped in an amazing feat of bravery and daring!)
This is the second print Sam has produced that features a Bob Hoover airplane and signature. The first starred Bob's Shrike Commander. This one immortalizes Bob's Spitfire. This print is produced on acid-free, neutral-pH paper with permanent inks and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The actual print is much sharper with vibrant colors then this small digital image.
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