Peter Close Sculpture

Douglas Bader Bronze Figure

Peter Close’s bronze figure of Douglas Bader is a sculpture that captures the essence and spirit of the renowned World War II British fighter pilot. Douglas Bader, a double amputee who flew with artificial legs, became an inspirational figure for his determination, courage, and exceptional skill in aerial combat.

Peter Close, a sculptor known for his ability to capture the human form with meticulous attention to detail, crafted this bronze figure as a tribute to Douglas Bader’s remarkable life and achievements. The sculpture stands as a testament to Bader’s indomitable spirit and serves as a powerful reminder of his contributions to aviation history.

The bronze figure depicts Douglas Bader in his flight gear, capturing his dynamic and confident posture. The artist skillfully portrays the determination and fearlessness that characterized Bader, making the sculpture a fitting homage to the legendary aviator.

The sculpture stands approximately 41cm

Peter’s skill in sculpting the human form is evident in the lifelike representation of Bader’s facial features and the subtle nuances that convey his strength and resolve.

The choice of bronze as the medium adds a timeless quality to the sculpture, ensuring its longevity and endurance as a work of art. The material’s inherent strength and durability mirror the qualities embodied by both Bader and the aircraft he piloted.

Peter Close’s bronze figure of Douglas Bader has become an iconic symbol of the pilot’s extraordinary legacy. It serves as a poignant reminder of Bader’s unwavering determination, resilience in the face of adversity, and his significant contributions to aviation and the war effort. This remarkable sculpture stands as a lasting tribute to an exceptional individual who continues to inspire generations with his bravery and indelible spirit.

Douglas Bader was one of the legendary names of World War II. His bravery and determination have provided an inspiration to many over the years.

  • Height 41cm/16in
  • Weight 3 kg
  • Made of cold cast bronze
  • Limited to an edition of 250
£295.00 £ 295.00