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The Aviation Paintings of John Young

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John Young

September 1940

September 1940 by John Young

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John Young profile

Working in the studio of an advertising agency was the starting point for John Young’s lifetime as a professional artist.  A founding member and previous Chairman of the Guild of Aviation Artists, John’s paintings have won many prestigious awards.

In the first part of the book John Young recounts in detail his experiences, influences and the development of his career as an artist, this section being illustrated with many of his pencil sketches.  The latter half is dedicated to colour plates of John’s paintings of which there are nearly 50.  Overall the book is produced to a very high standard  and is a fitting tribute to John Young’s aviation art.

Mud Movers by John Young

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Not just an excellent composition, ‘He weren’t no more than a boy’ brings home the human cost of the Battle of Britain in a sensitive and poignant way.

Mud Movers

Foreword is by Sir George Edwards OM, CBE, FRS and the Introduction is written by John Blake, a leading member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.

He Weren't nomare than a boy by John Young

All images copyright John Young.

The Aviation Paintings of John Young

Skytrain From Kunming

Skytrain From Kunming by John Young

Yukon Spring

Yukon Spring by John Young

Contents

1

Acknowledgements

12

Painting is a Solitary Business

2

Foreword

13

Living on Clouds

3

Introduction

14

Pictures, Pictures

4

Background

15

Go West, Young Man

5

The Field of Conflict

16

Pilgrimage

6

The Machines of war

17

How Would You Like to Come Up Country?

7

Art School

18

‘Do You Mind If I Sketch?’

8

Pivotal Moment

19

Occupational Hazards

9

Can I Get a Job?

20

Foreground

10

The Studio

21

The Plates

11

Don’t Make It Good, Make It Tuesday

 

 

Publishing Information - First Edition (hardback)

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 0-7153-9395-2

Released: 1990

Size: 13 x 11.5 inches

Pages: 96

Colour images: 45

Publishing Information - Second Edition (softback)

Republished: Vanwell Pub.

ISBN: 1-5506-8075-7

Released: 1997

Size: 13 x 11.5 inches

Pages: 96

Colour images: 45

Availability

First edition:

Out of print, only available on the secondary market.

Second edition:

Out of print, only available on the secondary market.

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