Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

William S. Phillips

Classic American Aircraft: Jenny (1997)

Classic American Aircraft: Tri-Motor (1997)

Renowned aviation artist William S. Phillips has had a love affair with flight for as long as he can remember. While in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, he took time to sketch military aircraft and spectacular cloud formations and began to sell his work. His research has taken him throughout the world, bringing him to the center of such combat missions and natural disasters as the Gulf War and the eruption of Mount St. Helens. A recipient of the Navy’s Meritorious Public Service Award, he has been honored with a retrospective exhibition of his work at the National Air and Space Museum. His work appears in books, on limited-edition prints, and on 20 Classic American Aircraft stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.



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