Wings Over the Rockies is proud to host Wood and Canvas:
The WWI Aviation Art of James Dietz. The exhibit opens July 20th and is
a combination of reproductions of some of Jim’s greatest WWI artworks and
actual artifacts from the time period graciously on loan from collector, Willis
Born in San Francisco, James graduated from Art Center
College of Design in 1969. He had a successful illustration career in Los
Angeles and New York, with a steady flow of work ranging from automobile ads,
movie posters and romantic and historical/action book covers.
By 1978, James’ work gradually shifted away from commercial
illustration to primarily historical aviation, automotive and military art.
Today his work is internationally known and collected; and his style, with its
emphasis on depth of story, is recognized by collectors of historical art.
James has had one-man shows at the Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA) Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1990, 1998 and 2003; San
Diego Air & Space Museum in 1990; and the US Air Force Museum at Wright
Patterson Air Force Base in 2003. In 2001, Barnes & Noble Publishing
released a book on Jim's World War II art entitled Portraits of Combat. His
newest book, Knights in Canvas, explores his amazing WWI art.
The exhibit runs through January 1st, 2014.