TIGERS IN THE GORGE

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Personally signed by TWENTY-SEVEN original AVG veterans, this scene depicts the famous Flying Tigers over the beautiful Li River as they return to their base in Kweilin, China in 1942.
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850 Main Edition Signed by twenty-seven AVG members -
100 Artist Proof With twenty-seven signatures and autographed portrait of Tex Hill -
100 36 X 18 Canvas Giclee Pre-stretched canvas $850.00
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100 48 X 22 Canvas Giclee Ships rolled $1,025.00
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Description

By mid-May of 1942, the forces of Imperial Japan had completed a string of cruel conquests and began a large armored advance along the Burma Road toward Kunming, China. In an effort to confound the enemy, the fleeing Chinese blew up the bridge at the bottom of the tortuous Salween River Gorge. Nothing but a handful of daring pilots of the American Volunteer Group stood in the way of China’s probable demise. After dive-bombing the winding road above, “Tex” Hill, an ace of the famed Flying Tigers, is shown here leading an attack to cut short the enemy’s attempt to construct a makeshift bridge across the river. As a result of the AVG’s valiant effort, the enemy was forced to retreat, and Kunming would not fall.

The painting Tigers in the Gorge was completed in 2002. This was John Shaw’s third in series of AVG scenes, preceded by American Volunteer Group in China (1995), and By the Dawn’s Early Light (1996). A lithograph edition was signed by members of the AVG at a gathering in San Antonio, Texas that year, the home town of the well-loved AVG ace “Tex” Hill.

THE MAIN EDITION

This edition has been personally signed by the artist, John Shaw as well as twenty-seven members of the following AVG.

Armorer KEITH CHRISTENSEN
Crew Chief FRANK ANDERSEN
Crew Chief LEO J. SCHRAMM
Crew Chief GEORGE BAILEY
Squadron Leader DAVID E “TEX” HILL
Vice Squadron Leader CHARLES BOND
Crew Chief ED STILES
Flight Leader PAUL J. GREENE
Flight Leader BUS KEETON
Clerk-Administration AL KAELIN
Armorer JOE POSHEFKO
Clerk-Operations PAUL CLOUTHIER
Flight Leader BOB LAYHER
Flight Leader JOHN “DICK” ROSSI
Flight Leader C. JOE ROSBERT
Clerk-Administrator ED FOBES
Flight Leader CHARLIE MOTT
Armorer JOHN M. RUMEN
Crew Chief FRANK LOSONSKY
Flight Leader KEN JERNSTEDT
Flight Leader PETER WRIGHT
Communications ROLLAND “RICH” RICHARDSON
Armorer CHARLES CHUCK BAISDEN
Communications MORGAN VAUX
Propeller Mechanic ED JANSKI
Crew Chief GEORGE TYRRELL
Flight Leader ROBERT J. RAINE

THE ARTIST PROOF

This edition additionally includes a 20″ x 16″ portrait print of Tex Hill, autographed by Hill.

THE GICLÉE PROOFS ON CANVAS

Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, each Canvas Proof is printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting.

The Canvas Giclee Edition is available in two different sizes: 36″ x 18″, and 48″ x 22″

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Print Image Size

39 ¼ x 21 inches

Release Date

2004

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