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    World War I: Aerial Dog Fight Painting by Clayton Knight Inscribed to Floyd Gibbons, "Untitled", 14" x 22.5", matted (20" x 29.5" overall), gouache and charcoal, signed and inscribed in lower left. The painting shows a German fighter plane firing on a British aircraft and in the process collides with a German Pfalz D.III. The artist, Clayton Knight (1891-1969), was well acquainted with aviation having served with a British fighter squadron in World War One. His artwork from the 1930s and 1940s largely focused on heroic aviation art. In WWII, along with Billy Bishop, Knight helped to organize the Eagle Squadrons, volunteer American fighter pilots who flew with the Royal Air Force before Pearl Harbor. Knight was friends with Floyd Gibbons, the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I. Gibbons lost an eye after being hit by German gunfire while attempting to rescue an American soldier at the Battle of Belleau Wood in France. In 1927 he wrote a biography of the Red Baron called The Red Knight of Germany. The painting has minor surface wear, else fine.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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