I have been a fan of World War II art for years. I think the appreciation of WWII Art started when I was a kid. My parents bought me a book called, “More World World War II Aircraft In Combat” when I was seven, and I spent a lot of time looking at them. How could you not want to be flying that P-51B on the cover.
This book and the works of art found on Model kit boxes started my admiration for WWII Art. I have purchased a few prints with the mighty F4U Corsair or amazing P-38 Lighting, or in one case both. I was unaware of art that involved Sherman tanks. It has come to my attention, there are a number of very nice works of art with the Sherman tank front and center.
I talked to the people over at
Valor Studios, and we are going to showcase the prints with Shermans on this page, and you can get a very nice discount on these fine works of art with a special code!
“ Counterpunch” by Nicolas Trudgian December 24, 1944: The 3rd Armored Division’s General Rose had put out the warning: there can be no retreat from the German onslaught “or there will be a war to be fought all over again,” and his “Spearhead” tankers of E-Co., 32nd AR, have taken the message to heart. Now, in the “hour of peril,” they’re on the offensive, cutting the N4 road and buying time for reinforcements to reach the Battle of the Bulge. And they aren’t alone. The allied counterpunch continues above them, where clear skies from a “Russian High” allow P-38s of the 370th FG to hunt and bombers to raid enemy supply trains. Weeks of deadly fighting are to come, but these Americans can already feel the warmth of hope, knowing that victory lies somewhere beyond the frozen horizon Put “Counterpunch” on your wall today and save 20% by using the Sherman Tank Site exclusive checkout code good on any Main Edition print! Shop now at SHERMAN www.ValorStudios.com
“Unstoppable” by Gareth Hector April 1945: At dawn, Shermans spearhead the advance into Germany. Ahead lies enemy armor, anti-tank guns, and desperate soldiers defending their homeland. The odds are against the American tankers. In armored combat, the defender often shoots first and for every Sherman damaged, the stats say that one of the American boys inside will be killed and another, wounded. Despite these harsh realities, the tankers charge forward, fueled by faith in one another and the angels on their shoulders—the P-47s. As the tankers pass a smoldering Tiger I from the nearby armor school at Paderborn, they know that the flyboys have brought them one mile closer to victory. From here to the end, this American team will prove unstoppable. Put “Unstoppable” on your wall today and save 20% by using the Sherman Tank Site exclusive checkout code good on any Main Edition print! Shop now at SHERMAN www.ValorStudios.com
“Day of Days” by James Dietz June 6, 1944: Fresh from their baptism of fire, the “Band of Brothers” of Easy, Dog, and Fox companies, 506th PIR, regroup and rearm, having silenced the guns of Brécourt Manor. Now, their reinforcements arrive. From Utah Beach, come the M4 Sherman tanks of the 70th Tank Battalion. From scattered drop zones across Normandy, come other paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st. Together, they’ll return to Brécourt to clear the last resistance, and this time, the tankers will take the lead. They made it off the beach, safe from Brécourt’s guns, and are eager to repay the favor. It’s just the start of a long, costly crusade, but today, on the day of days, it begins with victory. Put “Day of Days” on your wall today and save 20% by using the Sherman Tank Site exclusive checkout code good on any Main Edition print! Shop now at SHERMAN www.ValorStudios.com
“Spearhead” by Gareth Hector March 6, 1945: Months after landing in Normandy, the men of the Third Armored Division have become the first to conquer a major German city since Napoleon. A day prior, the tankers had heard their commander: “Gentlemen, I give you Cologne. Let’s knock the hell out of it!” With armored infantry clearing the flanks, this M26 Pershing, “Eagle 7,” led the charge, defeating a Panzer IV, then a Panther tank at the cathedral. Now, they’ve reached the Rhine. As the Shermans circle around, Cpl. Clarence Smoyer draws SSgt. Bob Earley’s attention to the German heartland across the river. It’s time to radio back to headquarters: “Cologne is in American hands.” Put “Spearhead” on your wall today and save 20% by using the Sherman Tank Site exclusive checkout code SHERMAN good on this print! Shop now at www.ValorStudios.com
“Defenders of Bastogne” by Nicolas Trudgian December 27, 1944 . . . At dawn, P-47s of the 406th Fighter Group blast over Bastogne. Their engines roar a salute to the 101st Airborne paratroopers below. Eleven days prior, the flyboys and Screaming Eagles formed a friendship at their base in Mourmelon, France. Then, the Battle of the Bulge erupted and the 101st raced to defend Bastogne. When the 406th pilots were given their mission—to defend Bastogne from the air—they knew who they were flying for. Now, as the 3rd Army streams in having broken the German siege, the exhausted paratroopers know victory is at hand. With fewer than 15 limited-edition prints remaining, now is the time to get your “Defenders of Bastogne” print before they are gone forever! Shop now at www.ValorStudios.com
Valor Studios has a large selection of Military Art. I don’t think you will find a Banana taped to a wall there, but you will find a selection of Military art, books, and even signed photos and other collectibles.
For example, you can get a signed copy of Spearhead by Adam Makos, and it’s signed by Clarence Smoyer as well, the gunner of the M26 in the painting.