Celebrating 100 years of Powered Flight

Medium: Acrylic paint & colored pencil on gessoed board
Size: 30x40 inches
Year 2000

The one that started it all, the Flyer became the first heavier- than-air manned aircraft on Dec. 17, 1903 when Orville Wright took it for a 12-second spin at a makeshift hangar at Kill Devi Hills in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Later in the day, brother Wilbur flew it for 59 seconds. Pilots laid prone while guiding the plane, and twin landing skids begged for a soft touch to ensure a safe landing.

Signed lower right edge "drew"

© Copyright drew Struzan 2000