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William S. Phillips - NO EMPTY BUNKS TONIGHT -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          NO EMPTY BUNKS TONIGHT
by William S. Phillips

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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1500
Image Size: 35 1/2"w x 17 1/2"h.
Published: August 1989


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Running dangerously low on fuel, "Tail End Charlie" begins its descent for home. The last plane in an aircraft formation, "Tail End Charlie" is usually the one most vulnerable to attack. The crew of 478, racing through war-torn skies above Britain and the English Channel, has survived flak, fighters, thunderstorms and the bone-chilling cold of high altitude battle, to complete yet another in a long series of missions. Ahead is the welcome homecoming of debriefing, hot meals and a warm bed. For the 478, there will be no empty bunks tonight.

The B-24 depicted in "No Empty Bunks Tonight" belonged to the 578th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group, 2nd Division, 8th Air Force, based out of Wendling, England in 1944.


William S. Phillips
Phillips grew up loving art but never thought he could make it his livelihood. At college he majored in criminology and had been accepted into law school when four of his paintings were sold at an airport restaurant. That was all the incentive he needed to begin his work as a fine art painter. Bill Phillips is now a renowned aviation artist and the landscape artist of choice for many collectors. Bill's strengths as a landscape painter, a respect and reverence for a time and place, help him when painting aviation as well as classic landscapes. Phillips often spends days observing landscape subjects. Finding companionship with the land, he is able to convey the boundlessness of nature on the painted canvas inspiring a reverence for the natural landscape in its beholders. After one of his paintings was presented to King Hussein of Jordan, Phillips was commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force. He developed sixteen major paintings, many of which now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman. The Smithsonian Institutionís National Air and Space Museum presented a one-man show of Phillipsí work in 1986. He is one of only a few artists to have been so honored. In 1988, Phillips was chosen to be a U.S. Navy combat artist. For his outstanding work, the artist was awarded the Navyís Meritorious Public Service Award and the Air Force Sergeants Associationís Americanism Medal. At the prestigious annual fund raiser for the National Park Service, Billís work has been included in the Top 100 each year he has entered the competition and his work has won the Art History Award twice. Phillips was selected as the Fall 2004 Artist in Residence at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and tapped by the U.S. Postal Service to paint the stamp illustrations and header design for a pane of twenty stamps in 1997 entitled Classic American Aircraft. He was chosen again in 2005 for a pane of twenty stamps (ten designs) entitled American Advances in Aviation. Billís major collection of aviation art, Into the Sunlit Splendor, was published by The Greenwich Workshop Press in 2005.

 

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