FORTUNINO MATANIA Salute to Victory Major World War Two British Oil Painting
FORTUNINO MATANIA Salute to Victory Major World War Two British Oil Painting! Major oil painting celebrating the end of World War 2 and the valor and victory of British troops. Very large and in the original frame. Matania's color originals are quite uncommon and his oil almost nonexistent in the market place. Values are authentically stated on overseas sales. Spectacular original work of art If you are familiar with Matania's work, I don't need to tout his art. If you haven't seen much of it, or have never seen one of his originals, you are in for a happy surprise. Matania was the finest historical illustrator of the last century as well as one of the finest draughtsman. Although best known in the United States for his work on Edgar Rice Burrough's Venus series in THE PASSING SHOW, he created hundreds, if not thousands, of spectacular images throughout his extended career. Historically accurate & technically brilliant, his work was a clear - and in some cases acknowledged - influence on everyone from Frank Frazetta & Roy Krenkel to John Severin & Al Williamson. I've seen published pieces that contained figures that might have been drawn by Alex Raymond. The one time I met Barry Windsor-Smith we spent 30 minutes talking about Matania, and his influence on Windsor-Smith's later work is obvious. Please see my other auctions for more original art by Matania as well as nice examples of illustration & comic art by other artists. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! The item "FORTUNINO MATANIA Salute to Victory Major World War Two British Oil Painting" is in sale since Friday, August 10, 2012. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Other Original Comic Art". The seller is "smithworldorder" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.