celebration of the work of one of America's top aviation
of the works of American artist and illustrator Gil Cohen
can be found at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts in Washington, DC, and Pentagon, as well as in other
important public and private collections. After spending
decades as a respected illustrator for magazines and book
publishers, Cohen chose to turn his attention to aviation
and military themes.
more recent paintings vividly depict the human aspects of
America's wars, showing soldiers and aviators in battle
and at rest. One of Cohen's recurring observations is that,
unfortunately, some of humankind's most remarkable feats
of engineering are often created for the purpose of war.
paintings are collected worldwide, and his clients include
the U S Air Force, the U S Coast Guard; Paramount Pictures;
Random House; Holt, Rinehart & Winston; Bantam Books;
Harlequin Books; and Boeing-Sikorsky.
Cohen - has received many national awards for his work,
including the Franklin Mint Award and gold medals and Best
of Show honors from the American Society of Aviation Artists.
He is a member of the New York Society of illustrators and
the American Society of Aviation Artists. He lives in Doylestown,
Donald Blakeslee - flew more combat missions against
the Luftwaffe during World War Two than any other American
fighter pilot and was the decorated pilot in the conflict.
Patterson - is a renowned aviation photographer
and the co-author of many aviation titles, including the
landmark Aviation Century series. He was the first recipient
of the Combs Award, presented by the National Aviation Hall
of Fame to Honor outstanding contributions to the photographic
preservation of America's air and space heritage.
What sets Gil Cohen apart from other masters is his
focus on the human element. He is a master illustrator.
Tom Crouch, Curator, Aviation and Space Art, National Air
and Space Museum, Smithsonian Air and Space.
Aviation Art Book Details
Cohen Aviation Artist
Publisher: Boston Mills Press ISBN-10: 1550465120 ISBN-13:
Art Book Contents
by Colonel Donald Blakeslee; With additional text by Dan
Patterson over 100 colour paintings and photographs, bibliography.