Chris Collingwood Art Gallery

 

ADVANCE FROM UTAH
By Simon Smith

EASY COMPANY -ADVANCE FROM UTAH by SIMON SMITH


AN EXCITING NEW EDITION FEATURING THE MEN OF EASY COMPANY - RELEASED IN SUPPORT OF THE WWII FOUNDATION



It had been a rough ride for the men of 101st Airborne’s Easy Company. With heavy flak tearing into the C-47s carrying the paratroopers inland, the original drop plans had gone horribly awry and the men found themselves scattered, many lost without weapons or supplies. They knew that the largest amphibious force in history would be landing on Utah Beach in only a few hours, and was counting on them to secure the area behind the beach.
As the Allied landing approached, First Lieutenant Dick Winters and the small force of the dozen men he’d managed to gather were ordered to take a battery of four German 105mm Howitzers at Brécourt Manor, which were zeroed in on Utah Beach. In a remarkable feat of tactics that would be studied and emulated for decades to come, Dick Winters and his tiny force destroyed not only the battery, but also the deadly machine-gun positions nearby.
The latest composition from celebrated military artist Simon Smith, Advance from Utah, captures both the triumph and foreboding of the moment following this brilliant move: With the German positions smoldering behind them, Winters and his men gaze thoughtfully into the horizon and their next objective, realizing that for them the war is only beginning.
Brilliantly created using a blend of both traditional painting and digital techniques, artist Simon Smith's method results in an unmistakable visual style which is a proud testament to his skill.

Overall print size: 28" wide x 19" high

SIGNATURES

Staff Sergeant WILLIAM ‘WILD BILL’ GUARNERE - Easy Company veteran
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
A legendary figure in the history of the 101st Airborne Division, Guarnere fought with Easy Company all the way from D-Day and Normandy to Bastogne, where he lost his leg trying to rescue a comrade. He was awarded the Silver Star for combat during the assault on Brécourt Manor on D-Day.
“You could not find a better man than Dick Winters, he led us all the way. He was a born natural leader – period.”

AND

Emmy Award winning Actor DAMIAN LEWIS
A highly acclaimed British actor, his outstanding portrayal of Major Dick Winters in the superb series Band of Brothers, won him Best Actor at the 2001 Biarritz International Golden FIPA Awards and a Golden Globe nomination. Now a highly acclaimed tv and Hollywood star, he recently receiving a coveted Emmy Award for the US drama Homeland.

“I was honoured to have played, no, represent him on the screen. He was unstinting in his support of the project and of me. He welcomed me to his house..., introduced me to his loving wife, Ethel, and constantly exhorted me to ‘Hang Tough!’”

This is the ONLY print edition that Damian Lewis has ever signed and will prove highly desirable for any collector.


THE LIMITED EDITION
250 Limited Edition prints with two signatures
25 Artist Proofs


THE REMARQUES

The Military Gallery is excited to release a remarqued edition of Advance from Utah and just FIFTEEN copies will have an ORIGINAL pencil work hand drawn in the border of the print. Simon's skill with pencil is exceptional and collectors of his remarques are acquiring highly skilled examples of original art.

15 Remarques with two signatures


If you have arrived at this page through a ‘backdoor’ you will have nowhere to go.

Please click here to go to our homepage

www.oliversart.com