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Wright Brothers art

With the arrival of 2003 and the much ballyhooed Centennial celebrations, my own appreciation was re-invigorated. I searched for some new items to enjoy. Finding little, I commissioned a set of fine Wright-themed paintings. The large 40 x 50 originals now brighten my library (along with many original Hubbell aviation paintings) with scenes of the most significant accomplishments. So many visitors have asked for quality prints of these, and we now offer them for others to enjoy.

  • The large Limited Edition prints are $99 each plus rolled shipping ($4.99 for shipping tube and $5.99 for Priority Mail, in U.S.) Cannot accept credit cards. But you CAN use credit card to pay me through PayPal, or mail check or Money Order.
  • The regular size, open edition prints are $35 ea. or set of the four @$99 the set, plus shipping.

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December 17th
December 17th

from the Wright Brothers collection by Pierce O'Donnell.
On Dec. 17, 1903 at 10:30 am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Orville Wright flew the world's first sustained, controlled, powered flight by a heavier-than-air machine. It lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Orville positioned the camera and instructed J.T. Daniels to activate the shutter that captured this influential event in American aviation history. The final fourth flight that day lasted 59 seconds and covered 852 feet.

Limited edition print.(of 750) Signed and numbered by the artist on heavy 80 lb. art stock. Size is 35.5" x 27" (Image size is 32.5" x 24")

Open edition print Size is 25.75" x 19.5" (image size is 23.75" x 17.5") on heavy 80 lb. art stock

Wrights with horses
Wrights with horses

This painting by Pierce ODonnell symbolizes the emergence of the industrial transportation revolution confronting conventional means of carriage as well as the natural world. The ominous landscape combines synergistically with the horses apprehensions to establish humanity as the foreigner in this struggle. The pilot flies into this revolution oblivious of his modern inventions collision with nature. An exceptionally dramatic portrait.

Limited edition print. Signed and numbered by the artist on heavy 80 lb. art stock. Size is 35.5" x 27" (Image size is 32.5" x 24") Only 93 prints left of 750 printed. This is Print 119/750

Open edition print Size is 25.75" x 19.5" (image size is 23.75" x 17.5") on heavy 80 lb. art stock

Rheims
Rheims

from the Wright Brothers Collection by Pierce O'Donnell. The first great international air meet, "La Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne", was held at Reims, France from August 22 to August 29, 1909. 38 aircraft flown by the world's leading aviators attended. Although the Wright Brothers were absent, six Wright Flyers were flown. Eugene Lefebvre shown in this painting put on a spectacular show in a type A Wright Flyer with his tight, low-altitude turns.

Open edition print Size is 25.75" x 19.5" (image size is 23.75" x 17.5") on heavy 80 lb. art stock

1902 Glider
1902 Glider

from the Wright Brothers Collection by Pierce O'Donnell. The 1902 Wright Brothers Glider is one of the most important machines ever designed because it was the first fully controllable aircraft, with movable surfaces that balanced the aircraft. The vertical rudder in back yawed the nose from side to side. The horizontal elevator at the front pitched the nose up and down. A unique wing-warping system rolled the wings left and right. This brilliant idea--yaw, pitch, and roll controls-- is still used in every aircraft flying today. The successful, controlled flights at Kitty Hawk in the 1902 glider allowed the Wright Brothers to progress to the 1903 motor powered aircraft.

Open edition print Size is 25.75" x 19.5" (image size is 23.75" x 17.5") on heavy 80 lb. art stock

 

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