"Hold Fast" Original Painting by James Dietz
- THE ARTIST
Now is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind masterpiece by the world's top combat artist - James Dietz. "Hold Fast" shows the famous Band of Brothers of Easy Company as they defend Bastogne on December 24, 1944. This battle was depicted in the Emmy-winning mini-series during Episode 6, "Bastogne".
This painting is signed on the back by 17 of the Band of Brothers veterans.
This original oil painting on canvas is massive, 56" x 33", and is sold unframed.
Having previously sold our other Dietz painting ("Silencing the Guns"), this is the only one we have available for sale so don't wait to make your offer on this ultimate collectible!
- 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.