Handmade Cigar Box Guitars & handcrafted, hand-painted replica aircraft nose art panels are the signature examples of contemporary American folk art offered by our Etsy shop. Each piece is unique and possesses the character only found in a handcrafted item.
My aircraft nose art panels are crafted of aluminum, as described in item listings, and are hand-painted with either original art designs or renditions of work from WWII era and other vintage aircraft. This form of folk or pop art enjoyed its heyday during WWII, when it was common for crews to decorate their aircraft with artwork ranging from simple script or squadron insignia to cartoon characters. Possibly the most iconic of subjects were the "pin-up" and calendar girls of the era.
Quite often the artwork was applied "in the field", by a servicemember assigned to the squadron or base and who…
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