Portrait Art for Sale: Black Expatriate Eugene Bullard © Ealymaysartworks.com

Title: Eugene Jacques Bullard
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas coated in raisin
Dimension: L 15.75” (40cm) W 15.75” (40cm)
Price: $3,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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Art tribute to the world's first black fighter pilot.  America’s first black aviator did not fly for the country of his birth America, but instead he flew for his adopted country of France during WWI, for which he was severely wounded, became a local hero, and and was the recipient of many medals of valor.

August 1914 saw the onset of war in Europe which would cost France a half-million casualties by that year’s end.  Anxious to fight for his adopted country, an 18 years old African American in Paris was too young to enlist, so he joined the French Foreign Legion on October 9th, the day of his 19th birthday.  He was assigned to the Moroccan Division, Third Marching Regiment, which was said to contain some 54 different nationalities.  

This was the start of Eugene (Gene) Jacques Bullard’s journey to becoming the first black fighter pilot in the world, who would claim two “kills,” by shooting down a German Fokker and a German Pfalze during the war.



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Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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