Air Force Art Program

Air Force Art Program The USAF Art Program and the beginning of its extensive collection of aviation art began in 1950 with the transfer from the U.S. Army of some 800 works of art documenting the early days of the Army Air Corps.

The United States Air Force Art Collection documents the story of the Air Force through the universal language of art. The actions and deeds of Air Force men and women are recorded in paintings by eminent American artists in a way words alone could never tell. These paintings are both historical and educational and expose the military and the public to the role and diverse capabilities of the United States Air Force.

08/07/2018

THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. IT WAS AN “UNOFFICIAL” PAGE ONLY. WE HAVE NO FORWARDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

His latest from AFAPO artist, Peter Ring Sr...
02/28/2017
DOC

His latest from AFAPO artist, Peter Ring Sr...

A B-29 NAMED DOC WAS RECOVERED FROM THE DESERT ZND RESTORED INTO A FLYABLE CONDITION

11/20/2016

Just wanna thank everyone for the "likes" this past month. We really appreciate it!

From my aviation archives... a story!
04/04/2015
GraphicGumbo3: "Added Spice From Jack Leynnwood"...

From my aviation archives... a story!

Thanks for the Jack Leynnwood posts! I have a great admiration for the illustrations of that era, his aircraft in particular. I'd love to see more! I'm trying to learn by looking, it would have been great to be in his class.

Even the straight laced and serious Air Force instructor about choked with laughter at Norm's delivery!
01/16/2015
GraphicGumbo3: "Gawd Forbid!'

Even the straight laced and serious Air Force instructor about choked with laughter at Norm's delivery!

As the "Gawd Forbid" guy I thought it only appropriate after making a 71 year old guy go through all that for two days, showing him all the ways he could possibly die--then putting him on an aircraft that he was the only one older than, piloted by a 28 year old pilot and a 25 year old co-pilot, givi…

11/26/2014

What's the "official" word on the passing of our dear Program? Emails to the guys just bounce back. I've been out of the loop for awhile.

11/11/2014

Well, I've been driving by a static display of a Navy F4 Phantom that, about one year ago, just popped up along the southern side of Interstate 12 between Hammond, LA and Denham Springs, LA. Someone or some group, did an incredible job of restoring this Vietnam era aircraft and tomorrow, to celebrate Veterans Day, I'm gonna get my easel and paints and put it to canvas... Plein Air Style.

To all veterans, who go above and beyond the call of duty... Happy Veterans' Day!

What do you av art guys think about all this?
01/09/2014
How a Science Fiction Book Cover Became a $5.7 Million Painting

What do you av art guys think about all this?

What's the difference between these two images? On the left is a book cover by legendary artist Chris Foss for Asimov's Stars Like Dust. On the right is a painting by artist Glenn Brown, which just sold at auction for roughly $5.7 million, nearly 100 times more than it sold for in 2002.

12/31/2013

Thanks for the Air Force "like," Patrice. This page is an offshoot of the Air Force Art Program Wall page.

12/28/2013
"The Seafire"

I love when he says that when he creates something, he takes pride in it, and doing it right... "I'm not gonna sign my name to something that's gonna fly in the sky and put somebody at risk!"

"While Sarah Hill and I were taping the first Central Missouri Honor Flight special in the Ozark Hangar at Columbia Regional Airport in January 2009, I notic...

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