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USS Langley II, Leyte Gulf 1944 by Mark Churms.


USS Langley II, Leyte Gulf 1944 by Mark Churms.

Independence Class light carriers in action on the Sibuyan Sea at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 24th 1944. USS Princeton CVL-23 burns furiously from Japanese bombs as the USS Langley CVL-27, successor to United States Navys very first aircraft carrier of the same name, launches another Hellcat on CAP (Combat Air Patrol)
Item Code : MC0007USS Langley II, Leyte Gulf 1944 by Mark Churms. - This Edition
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Image size 13.5 inches x 9 inches (34cm x 23cm)Artist : Mark Churms£90.00

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Mark Churms

Mark was born in Wales in 1967. He gained his degree in Architectural Studies at Oxford Polytechnic in 1989, but soon his interest in drawing buildings was surpassed by his love of painting horses and in 1991 he began work as a freelance artist. His first commissions were for sporting subjects, Polo, Racing and Hunting. However his consuming passion for military history, particularly of the Napoleonic era, quickly became his dominant theme, with the invaluable counsel of French military experts (accuracy in uniform and terrain of the various battles takes a great deal of time and consultation with many experts across Europe). Mark Churms joined Cranston Fine Arts in 1991 and for a period of 8 years, was commissioned for several series and special commissions. His series of the Zulu War, and of the Battle of Waterloo were the highlights during this period. Mark Churms' deep understanding and detailed knowledge of the period made Mark at that time one of the most prolific and successfull artists for Cranston Fine Arts. Cranston Fine Arts are proud with their series of superb art prints and original paintings painted by Mark Churms in this period. We now offer Mark Churms art prints in special 2 and 4 print packs with great discounts as well as a number of selected original paintings at upto half price.

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