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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Alexia Romani

Alexia Romani


Sponsored by

Family and friends of R.G. Smith

Awarded To

Alexia Romani

Burlingame, California

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Scholarship Description

Robert Grant Smith's aviation paintings and prints can be found in museums, and private collections, in the wardrooms of naval vessels, on the walls of the Pentagon and countless military installations, and in congressional and corporate offices. A selection of his paintings is on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. His powerful depictions of the extraordinary American victory in the great naval battle at Midway 4-6 June 1942 have helped to raise public awareness and appreciation of the battle that turned the tide against Japan in the Pacific War. His Midway paintings have also helped to fill an historical void caused by the absence of any photographic record of the critical minutes when the tide of the battle finally turned in America's favor.

Alexia Romani

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