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Farewell America by Robert Taylor.


Farewell America by Robert Taylor.

The Queen Mary sails majestically past the Statue of Liberty as she departs from New York, bound for Europe, early post war.
Item Code : DHM2097Farewell America by Robert Taylor. - This Edition
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Captain Treasure Jones (deceased)
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John Treasure Jones was the last captain of the Cunard liner Queen Mary, sailing her to her final destination as a hotel in California in 1968. In a career that began at the age of sixteen, he worked his way up the ranks, survivng the torpedo attack on the Laurentic in WW2, and going on to Captain the Saxonia, Mauretania and Queen Elizabeth prior to the Queen Mary. John Treasure Jones He was born in Haverfordwest, Wales, one of eight children of a hay merchant. He first went to sea at sixteen, in a tramp steamer, he worked his way up the ranks anb became a ships officer and worked with the White Star line, which merged with Cunard. He served on a succession of Cunard vessels and was on board the Laurentic, which had been taken over by the British Navy in World War II, survivng the torpedo attack on the Laurentic in WW2, and went on to Captain the Saxonia, Mauretania and Queen Elizabeth prior to the Queen Mary. When the Queen Mary arrived at its home port of Southampton in September 1967 at the end of its thousandth and final trans-Atlantic voyage, after 33 years on the seas, Captain Jones addressed his crew and his fellow officers after a party, saying, My heart is rather full. That celebration we have had was full of joy, not sadness. John Treasure Jones was the last captain of the Cunard liner Queen Mary, sailing her to her final destination as a hotel in California in 1968. John Treasure Jones retired in 1968 and be was the auther of the book Tramp to QueenJohn Treasure Jones died in May 1993 at the age of 87 at Chandlers Ford in Hampshire, England. He was 87 and had retired to Hampshire in 1968.
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Robert Taylor

The name Robert Taylor has been synonymous with aviation art over a quarter of a century. His paintings of aircraft, more than those of any other artist, have helped popularise a genre which at the start of this remarkable artist's career had little recognition in the world of fine art. When he burst upon the scene in the mid-1970s his vibrant, expansive approach to the subject was a revelation. His paintings immediately caught the imagination of enthusiasts and collectors alike . He became an instant success. As a boy, Robert seemed always to have a pencil in his hand. Aware of his natural gift from an early age, he never considered a career beyond art, and with unwavering focus, set out to achieve his goal. Leaving school at fifteen, he has never worked outside the world of art. After two years at the Bath School of Art he landed a job as an apprentice picture framer with an art gallery in Bath, the city where Robert has lived and worked all his life. Already competent with water-colours the young apprentice took every opportunity to study the works of other artists and, after trying his hand at oils, quickly determined he could paint to the same standard as much of the art it was his job to frame. Soon the gallery was selling his paintings, and the owner, recognising Roberts talent, promoted him to the busy picture-restoring department. Here, he repaired and restored all manner of paintings and drawings, the expertise he developed becoming the foundation of his career as a professional artist. Picture restoration is an exacting skill, requiring the ability to emulate the techniques of other painters so as to render the damaged area of the work undetectable. After a decade of diligent application, Robert became one of the most capable picture restorers outside London. Today he attributes his versatility to the years he spent painstakingly working on the paintings of others artists. After fifteen years at the gallery, by chance he was introduced to Pat Barnard, whose military publishing business happened also to be located in the city of Bath. When offered the chance to become a full-time painter, Robert leapt at the opportunity. Within a few months of becoming a professional artist, he saw his first works in print. Roberts early career was devoted to maritime paintings, and he achieved early success with his prints of naval subjects, one of his admirers being Lord Louis Mountbatten. He exhibited successfully at the Royal Society of Marine Artists in London and soon his popularity attracted the attention of the media. Following a major feature on his work in a leading national daily newspaper he was invited to appear in a BBC Television programme. This led to a string of commissions for the Fleet Air Arm Museum who, understandably, wanted aircraft in their maritime paintings. It was the start of Roberts career as an aviation artist. Fascinated since childhood by the big, powerful machines that man has invented, switching from one type of hardware to another has never troubled him. Being an artist of the old school, Robert tackled the subject of painting aircraft with the same gusto as with his large, action-packed maritime pictures - big compositions supported by powerful and dramatic skies, painted on large canvases. It was a formula new to the aviation art genre, at the time not used to such sweeping canvases, but one that came naturally to an artist whose approach appeared to have origins in an earlier classical period. Roberts aviation paintings are instantly recognisable. He somehow manages to convey all the technical detail of aviation in a traditional and painterly style, reminiscent of the Old Masters. With uncanny ability, he is able to recreate scenes from the past with a carefully rehearsed realism that few other artists ever manage to achieve. This is partly due to his prodigious research but also his attention to detail: Not for him shiny new factory-fresh aircraft looking like museum specimens. His trade mark, flying machines that are battle-scarred, worse for wear, with dings down the fuselage, chips and dents along the leading edges of wings, oil stains trailing from engine cowlings, paintwork faded with dust and grime; his planes are real! Roberts aviation works have drawn crowds in the international arena since the early 1980s. He has exhibited throughout the US and Canada, Australia, Japan and in Europe. His one-man exhibition at the Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC was hailed as the most popular art exhibition ever held there. His paintings hang in many of the worlds great aviation museums, adorn boardrooms, offices and homes, and his limited edition prints are avidly collected all around the world. A family man with strong Christian values, Robert devotes most of what little spare time he has to his home life. Married to Mary for thirty five years, they have five children, all now grown up. Neither fame nor fortune has turned his head. He is the same easy-going, gentle character he was when setting out on his painting career all those years ago, but now with a confidence that comes with the knowledge that he has mastered his profession.

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