"Mankind has always been fascinated with winged images: angels and gods, Daedalus and Icarus, and da Vinci's visionary sketches are woven into the fabric of our cultural history, as are the ornate balloons of the eighteenth century and the spacecraft of tomorrow. Despite this legacy, aviation and space art have until recently been regarded by art critics as mere illustration. Portraiture and landscape art underwent a similar metamorphosis before being accepted as fine art."
Phillips adds to his skill as a landscape artist the rare ability
to place aircraft into these scenes and impart to them a sense of motion
that is almost palpable. His aircraft seem to be, not frozen, but in motion
through the scene he has chosen for them. Bill Phillips is one of the very
few aviation artists in whose work you can "see the air," and feel the
exhilaration of flight." DONALD
S. LOPEZ * MARCH
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*Donald S. Lopez, deputy director of the National Air and Space Museum, has been with the Smithsonian since 1972, when he came to the Museum as assistant director for the Aeronautics Department.
At that time, he became part of the team, lead by Michael Collins, which was responsible for planning the construction and opening of the National Air and Space Museum. As assistant director for Aeronautics, Lopez was instrumental in developing the exhibits that welcomed visitors at the Museum's opening on July 1, 1976, and that have made it the most visited museum in the world.
Lopez was appointed deputy director in 1983, a position he held until 1990. He served as senior advisor to the director before retiring in 1993. From 1993 to 1996 Lopez served as senior advisor emeritus. He was again appointed deputy director in 1996.
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