"I'LL HOLD YOU IN MY DREAMS" by BILL PHILLIPS
Limited Canvas Edition of 250: $595
Size 30" x 15"
Masterworks Canvas Edition of 75: $1,250
Size 48" x 24"
This wonderful scene must have been repeated so many times during the dark days of World War II. It could be any train station in England and reminds me of my home station of Pevensey Bay in Sussex.
The American Homefront Series, an episodic look at home during World War II, comprises some of William S. Phillips’ most popular and sought-after works. Phillips has created a new painting in the series: "I’ll Hold You in My Dreams," set on a warm winter day just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Our young Army Air Force Lieutenant stands out from the crowd as he bids his girl goodbye.
Locomotive 4443 of the Noon Coast “Daylight” slowly eases to a stop at Santa Barbara Station. The next stop is San Luis Obispo, 119 miles up the line. With a scheduled ride time of two hours and eighteen minutes, a passenger might have time for dinner in the dining car — if he wanted to spend at least ninety cents on dinner or splurge on the fresh mountain trout at $1.50. In the air over the station are two P-38 fighter aircraft on their first test flight, a mere day after rolling off the assembly line in Burbank. Full production of operational aircraft has begun and will continue around the clock.
Young soldiers departing for war after Pearl Harbor faced the unknown road ahead with patriotic and passionate commitment and they held their heads high as they bid their loved ones farewell.
I'll HOLD YOU IN MY DREAMS" by BILL PHILLIPS (Nostalgia: World War II)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts