Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Fly Marines!" Marine Combat Art on Exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum

If you're ever in the DC area, I strongly recommend you take the time to go see two of the best museums in the world-- namely, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

For the next year, until Jan 2013, you can see an excellent bit of the Marine Corps Combat Art Collection at the NASM, in a show entitled, "Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation 1912-2012." ( See a review of the show in the Washington Post Arts Section here).

The exhibition features more than 90 works of fine art and artifacts, each relating to Marine Corps Aviation history. Artists in the show include Howard Chandler Christy, Felix W. De Weldon, Howard Terpning, Col. Avery Chenoweth, Col. Michael Gish, Col Edward Condra, and James Butcher, to name a few.
Here are some examples of the fine Marine Corps Aviation art on display there:
I, too, am honored to have two paintings in the exhibition, as well as my sketchbook and field art gear in a display case...
Two of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Kristopher Battles sketches on display at the “Fly Marines!” exhibit in the National Air and Space Museum. SHFWire photo by Frank Bumb


Jo Castillo said...

Another big congratulations! Would love to go see them in person. Maybe in the spring we will go back east!

Anonymous said...

Great recognition Kris. Well done and keep pressing the attack.S/Fi
Walt Ford

Kristopher Battles said...

Thank you, Jo, and thank you Col Ford!

It certainly was a great month in my job, that's for sure.

I will keep scribbling and dabbing away to the best of my ability, and we'll see what we can get done.

Semper Fi

Anonymous said...

Well done, Kris.