"The Veterans" 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. "The Veterans" shows the famous Band of Brothers as they suit-up for Market Garden in September 1944.
This event was depicted in the Emmy-winning mini-series during Ep. 4, "Replacements." Shown in the painting are Dick Winters, Bull Randleman, medic Al Mampre, and even Captain Sobel!
This original oil painting on canvas is a massive 60" x 30", and is sold unstretched and unframed. Adding to the incredible history of the scene are the autographs on the back by fifteen Market Garden veterans.
Having previously sold our other Dietz paintings ("Silencing the Guns" & "Hold Fast"), this is the only one we have for sale so don't wait to add this ultimate collectible to your wall!
- 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.