Author(s): Frank Wootton
This collection encompasses the full range of Wootton's art, from his intense early years as official artist to the RAF during WWII, to the very recent past, including his impressions of Concorde and modern high-tech fighter planes. The book begins with commentary from Wootton on his experiences, illustrated by his line drawings and sketches of the people, vehicles and aircraft that surrounded him. It then goes on to present over 70 exquisite plates splendidly reproduced in full colour.
Frank Wootton studied at Eastbourne College of Art under Eric Ravilious. A former president of the Guild of Aviation Artists, Wootton's work can be seen hanging in private and public collections worldwide, including the Imperial War Museum in London, and the National Air & Space Museum in Washington. Frank lived in Sussex up until his death in 1998.
Foreword; by Air Chief Marshall Sir Neil Wheeler; Early War Years; Normandy, 1944; Horsa Gliders; Consolidation - and Moving On; Leaving the Beach-Head; Belgium, 1944; India, 1945; Burma, 1945; Meiktila, Burma; Kandy, Ceylon, 1945; The Plates - Over 70 full colour plates, reproduced in splendid scale.