"Far From Home" Large Concept Drawing by James Dietz
- THE ARTIST
This original vellum pencil drawing by James Dietz was used to create our hit painting "Far From Home." You can see signs of the artist's use: wrinkles, pencil marks, and other imperfections that show it's the real deal straight from Jim's studio!
The drawing depicts Don Malarkey on D-Day as he converses with a German POW who once worked across the street from him in Oregon.
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" D-Day veterans Buck Compton, Don Malarkey, Phil Perugini and Ed Tipper. Also included is a replica paratrooper garrison cap patch and a replica 101st Airborne patch.
Shipping added in checkout // overall size is about 27" x 14" // 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."
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."
Phil Perugini (signature card)
Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), original Toccoa man, veteran of D-Day, broke his leg upon landing in Normandy, spent the remainder of the war recovering.
Ed Tipper (signature card)
Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), original Toccoa man, veteran of D-Day, heavily wounded during the Battle of Carentan.
- 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.