The S.I and the Air Force

Continuing this week's look at an interesting mid-century collaboration between the Society of Illustrators and the U.S. Air Force. Let's begin with a piece by the great Robert Fawcett.

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After posting yesterday, some new information about the Air Force Art Program came to light: Melanie Reim commented that the program was still very much alive - and that she had participated in it. You can see some wonderful Air Force sketches done by Melanie here.

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As well, Daniel Zalkus shared a link to the Air Force art experience of illustrator Victor Juhasz

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My own research turned up a page devoted to the program on the Society of Illustrators website. You can view a slideshow of many Air Force art pieces that were part of a recent show at the Society in New York.

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And via Twitter, a note from Ray Ortensie that the "Art Program is setting up a display at Baltimore Airport this week."
If you happen to live in the Baltimore area, this is your chance to see some of the originals from the Air Force Art collection.

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Finally, here's a link to the Air Force Art Program's Collection

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