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The Bounty of Pitcairn Island - Roy Cross - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


Roy Cross RSMA GAvA was a British artist and aviation journalist best known as the painter of artwork used on Airfix kits from the 1960s.

Cross learned his craft at the Camberwell School of Art and as a technical illustrator for training manuals for Fairey Aviation during the second world war.

He progressed from there to producing advertising art for the aircraft industry and other companies. He illustrated for The Aeroplane and the Eagle comic.

In 1952 he joined the Society of Aviation Artists, but it is for his work at Airfix which he is best known. He started in 1964 with box art for Airfix's Do 217 and his last work for them was the box art for the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.

He went into marine paintings.

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