Art of Roy Cross
|INSIDE:||140 colour paintings and 25 black & white line drawings|
Roy Cross RSMA GAvA began work as an illustrator in Fairey Aviation during World War II. Over the next thirty years, he progressed from line illustration, via colour artwork, to top-class advertising art for the aircraft industry and other companies, including Airfix, for whom he produced many hundreds of artworks to adorn model kit boxes over a ten-year period. His illustrations for Airfix included superb depictions of aircraft, cars, ships, spacecraft, armoured vehicles and dioramas.
Though Roy is perhaps most famous for his Airfix box art, his work has encompassed book and magazine illustrations, including highly detailed cutaways and other technical drawings. In more recent years, Roy has concentrated on the production of his magnificent maritime paintings.
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" Although Roy's marine art is very highly regarded, he will, of course, always be remembered for his Airfix art. He certainly picked a winner with Airfix, because 55 years after he went there, the company is still going strong and demand for his artwork has never been higher. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Constant Scale - Journal of the Airfix Collectors' Club