"Advance to Victory" Original Painting by Nicolas Trudgian
- THE ARTIST
Now is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind masterpiece by famed English artist Nicolas Trudgian, depicting the legendary Band of Brothers of E-Company as they advance on the autobahn towards the Eagle's Nest.
Released as a print in 2013, "Advance to Victory" is now considered by art collectors to be one of the signature paintings in Nick's 20+ year career as an artist!
The detail is magnificent from the abandoned Me 262s alongside their former runway (the autobahn) down to the German farmer enjoying a morning walk with his dog.
This painting is signed on the back by 17 decorated veterans of the war in Europe, including six P-51 Mustang pilots (two Aces), five Easy Company veterans, a German Me 262 pilot, and more!
This original oil painting on canvas is impressively sized at 40" x 24", and is sold unframed. Don't wait to make your offer on this ultimate World War II collectible!
- Nicolas Trudgian was born and raised in Plymouth, England. His father and uncle both served in the RAF during WWII and so his childhood was filled with stories about the air war in Britain & beyond.
Nick began showing a real talent for art at an early age and his surroundings gave him the perfect inspiration to fill sketchbooks with drawings of aircraft, ships and also trains. Five years at art college further equipped him with the skills necessary to paint technical subjects with authority and soon commissions came flooding in, mostly illustrations for companies spanning Rolls Royce to Ford.
It was this aspect that no doubt attracted his first aviation art publisher who asked Nick to paint aircraft pictures. It was an instant success and so Nick gave up the commercial illustration work to paint aviation scenes. In the past 20 years Nick has had published more than 150 full size color prints and countless pencil and smaller prints.
His work is collected worldwide and especially in the United States where he has attended numerous art shows and gained many friends. His work has been exhibited, amonst other places, in the Smithsonian, the Pentagon and Britain's Imperial War Museum.