Celebration of Flight: The Aviation Art of Roy Cross

Celebration of Flight: The Aviation Art of Roy Cross

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By (author) Arthur Ward, Illustrated by Roy Cross, By (author) Roy Cross

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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 286mm x 314mm x 22mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 1840373261
  • ISBN 13: 9781840373264
  • Illustrations note: 113 colour illustrations, 69 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 570,245

Product description

Roy Cross created many of the distinctive paintings which adorned the famous Airfix model kits that every keen aviation enthusiast will remember with affection. This book is a collection of some of Roy's best sketches, paintings and cut-away drawings. They are gathered together in a logical chronological sequence that will offer the reader a visual history of aviation from WWII to the latter part of the last century. This is a must-have nostalgia gift for aviation enthusiasts.

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Roy Cross was born in Southwark and began work as an illustrator in Fairey Aviation during World War Two. Over the next thirty years, Roy progressed to top-class advertising art for the aircraft industry and other companies including Airfix. For ten years he supplied artwork for Airfix, with his last painting for the company being the Germany heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in 1974. In that year Roy set out on his own and he still paints and his glorious paintings can still be found today in art galleries and in private collections. Sadly, much of his Airfix artwork was destroyed and all that remains are the lids of many millions of boxes. He is a resident of Kent, England.

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Roy Cross created many of the distinctive paintings which adorned the famous Airfix model kits that every keen aviation enthusiast will remember with affection. This book is a collection of some of Roy's best sketches, paintings and cutaway drawings gathered together in a chronological sequence which offers the reader a visual history of aviation from WWII to the latter part of the last century. A 'must-have' nostalgia gift for aviation enthusiasts.