Roy Grinnell Aviation Art Display
Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2018
Each of Roy Grinnell’s works of art captures a moment in time – an actual historical event that he has transferred to paint and canvas. He has selected ten of these painting for an exclusive display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
As the Official Artist and Honoree of the American Fighter Aces Association (AFAA), Roy has completed close to 50 original paintings for the AFAA, accurately portraying the aerial combat of aces from WW1, WW2, Vietnam and the Korean War. These paintings are based on the oral history of the aces involved, and as close as they can be to what really occurred as if someone was taking a photograph of the action.
Roy has won numerous art awards in both aviation art and western/Native American art. As a western artist, he was invited to join the Cowboy Artists of America. Roy’s original paintings are displayed in museums and private collections including The Museum of Flight – Kenneth H. Dahlberg Center for Military Aviation History, Seattle, WA; CAF Airpower Museum – Roy Grinnell Art Gallery, Midland, TX; The George Lucas Collection, The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation; National Museum of the US Air Force – The National Aviation Hall of Fame, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, FL (where Roy was the proud recipient of the R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art in 1999); The Pearce Museum at Navarro College, Corsicana, TX; Normandie-Niemen Memorial Museum, Les Andelys, France; Polish Military Museum, Warsaw, Poland; Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO; Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA; Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY; Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM and others.