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"Day of Days" Concept Drawing by James Dietz

  • DESCRIPTION
  • SIGNERS
  • THE ARTIST 
  • A MASSIVE DRAWING MORE THAN THREE FEET WIDE!

    This original vellum pencil drawing by James Dietz later became our hit painting "Day of Days" and it even bears the calculations used to scale it to painting size!

    While the drawing is sold unmatted/unframed, we're including all the goodies shown in the example so you can replicate this exact display.

    These include the autographs of "Band of Brothers" veterans Buck Compton, Don Malarkey, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Babe Heffron, Earl McClung and Clancy Lyall.

    Also included is a reproduction distinguished unit citation ribbon that the 101st earned in Normandy. This same ribbon hangs from the division's colors to this day.

    Shipping added in checkout // overall size is about 39" x 20" // ships rolled in a tube

  • Buck Compton (signature card)
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), officer, veteran of D-Day (& Brecourt Manor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star, author of "Call of Duty."

    Babe Heffron (signature card)
    Arrived in England at time of D-Day, assigned to Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne) shortly after Normandy. Jumped on Market Garden and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Co-author of "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends."

    "Wild Bill" Guarnere (signature card)
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day (& Brecourt Manor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star, co-author of "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends."

    Clancy Lyall (signature card)

    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Abn.), D-Day, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, wounded three times, featured in David Webster's book "Parachute Infantry" & subject of the book "Silver Eagle."

    Don Malarkey (signature card)
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day (& Brecourt Manor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Author of "Easy Company Soldier."

    Earl McClung (signature card)
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge & beyond. 3rd Platoon's First Scout & the first American to reach the Eagle's Nest.

  • Jim Dietz has gained international recognition in aviation, military and automotive art circles for his unique approach to these genres. "The people, settings and costumes are what make early 20th Century history exciting and romantic to me."

    It is this feeling that makes Jim Dietz and his artwork so different from his contemporaries. Rather than simply illustrate hardware, Jim prefers to portray human involvement, to show in his paintings the interaction between man and machine-after all, he says, "it is the people who make machines great-by design, by operation and by dedication."

    A native of San Francisco, Jim graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1969 and began a successful illustration career. In 1978, Jim and his wife to move to Seattle where he began to fulfill his dream of specializing in historical aviation, automotive and military art. His clients have included everyone from Boeing to the Army's Delta Force.

    Jim still lives in Seattle, with his wife, Patti, son, lan and his Australian Shepherd, Tazzy, who is seen often in Jim's paintings. His studio resembles a World War I aviator's bar, filled with flying and automotive memorabilia, wooden props and model airplanes.

$995 USD

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