R.G.Smith
R.G. Smith is one of the finest aviation artists in the World - and the prints shown below take your breath away, they are so gorgeous. He worked for McDonnell Douglas for many years and many of his most famous paintings were done during that time.

His Daughter Shar now represents his Gallery and we are proud to work with her to bring you the work of this incredible artist.

Many years ago, when I first started bringing my shows to California - I met R.G. through his friend, Bill Bettis, who owns "The Nieuport 17" Restaurant in Tustin, California. If you have not been there - you need to go - it is an aviation theme restaurant - and the food is superb. Bill used to host dinners for us when we were in town - and General Doolittle, General Le May, R.G. and many other famous pilots would be seated at one table. I look back on it now and did not realise what an incredible part of history I was taking part in.

I hope you enjoy this body of work as much as I do - along with the memories of dear R.G. Smith, who was the most modest of men.


R.G.'s images are available in either Paper or Canvas Giclee Editions: The sizes and prices available are listed below -

14" x 21" $445
18" x 24" $650
24" x 32" $1,155
30" x 40" $1,800
36" x 48" $2,592

USS RANGER by R.G. SMITH
BLACK CAT by R.G. SMITH
THE EYES OF THE FLEET by R.G. SMITH
847 CLOUD COVER by R.G. SMITH
KC-10's GASSING THE MARINES by R.G. SMITH
ON THE BALL by R.G. SMITH
NIGHT  TANKING  by R.G. SMITH - KC-10 and  F-15s
KC-10 REFUELLING F-4 PHANTOMS
KC-10 REFUELLING A-6s -  WITH F-15s AS COVER by R.G. SMITH
FUEL FOR THE FALCONS  by R.G. SMITH
75 Years of Naval Aviation <br> USS Langley and USS Roosevelt<br>
A Day of Infamy - Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor<br>
A-4 Marine Skyhawk
A-4s Over USS America, CVA-66<br>
A-4s Over USS Ticonderoga<br>
A-4E - Out of the Sun <br>
A-4 Skyhawks Supporting The Troops <br>
AD Skyraider At Night<br>
AD Spads Patrolling A River  In Vietnam<br>
Approaching Storm<br> USS Windham<br>
Battle of Midway by R.G. Smith
B-17 Flying Fortress<br>By R.G. Smith<br>
FW-190s Attacking a B-17 Flying Fortress <br> By R.G. Smith
Berlin Airlift <br> Skymaster<br>
Bicentennial Salute<br> By R.G. Smith
BT-1s Over USS Enterprise - CV-6<br>
C-47 Over The Hump<br>by R.G. Smith
Coming Home to Roost <br> by R.G. Smith
Coming At You<br>
Douglas DT-1 & USS Langley<br>
Enterprise on Yankee Station
F-4F Wildcat Over Henderson Field<br>
Famous 4 Minutes<br> By R.G. Smith<br>Remembering Pearl Harbor<br>
F2F-1's Over USS Ranger (CV-4)
Fire Fight
First American Raid in Europe<br>DB-7B (A-20 Havoc)
German Bomber - Dornier<br>
Got Ya! - P-3 Orion & Russian Submarine<br> By R.G. Smith
Hornets Over the USS Eisenhower<br> Giclee Canvas by R.G. Smith<br>
Into The Danger Zone <br> By R.G. Smith
LADY LEX IS HIT by R.G. SMITH
Marine F-4s In Vietnam<br>By R.G. Smith<br>
Moment of Truth
Moonlit Marine A-4's
Night Flight - OV-10 - Black Ponies <br>
OV-10s Looking For Trouble <br>By R.G. Smith<br
Out of the Sun - Dauntless Dive Bomber <br>
Question Mark - First Mid-Air Refuel<br>
Ready, Willing and Waiting<br>By R.G. Smith<br>
Round the World Cruisers<br>
SBD's by R.G. SMITH
SBDs Attacking At Guadacanal<br>
SBD's IN  FLIGHT by R.G. SMITH
Scratch-One Flattop <br>Battle of the Coral Sea<br>
Sole Survivor <br> Ensign George Gay<br>
Special Delivery - OV-10s In Vietnam<br>By R.G. Smith<br>
TA-4's OVER THE LADY LEX by R.G. SMITH
Tank Busters - A-1 In Korea<br>
The Turning Point - SBDs
Two A-2 Ds <br>


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