The Artist & The Art
Homefront Aviation Art features the realistic and warmhearted approach to aviation art by Stan Vosburg. His paintings, narratives, and historical fidelity provide a window for observing aviation's most exciting era, the 1940s. They portray a nostalgic look at the individuals and the aircraft they manufactured on the home front during World War II.
A native Californian, Stan spent much of his youth in Southern California which, in the mid-1950s, was a national focal point of aviation with numerous aircraft manufacturers and military airfields.
A stress engineer in the aerospace defense industry for 39 years, Stan originally turned to painting as a means to relieve stress and serve as a diversion. Stan’s early successes convinced him to take his painting more seriously.
After discovering the American Society of Aviation Artists, Stan merged his love of aviation with his desire to paint. Encouraged by other aviation artists, he developed his own approach to aviation art, one that combines history, aviation and the human interface that makes aviation so important to all of us. With images quite different from the main stream aviation art, Stan has found a unique niche that satisfies both artist and collector.
Stan began producing and marketing limited edition prints of his works in 1995. "Shootin' Stars of the 94th" won the People's Choice Award in 1997 at the Horizons of Flight Art Exhibition, an event sponsored by SimuFlight/Flying Magazine. In 1999, "Impressing the Night Shift" became living art in the 1999 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California. In 2008, Stan’s painting, “Lightning Lady,” won the ASAA award for Women’s Contribution to Aviation and third place in Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine’s annual art contest. And, "The Spider and the Fly" appeared on the back cover of the 2010 April/May issue of nationally-syndicated Reminisce Magazine.