Born in 1926 in Kenilworth, England, Gerald Coulson was a landscape painter best known for his detailed depictions of the English countryside, wildlife, and aviation scenes. He used a Realist technique inspired by popular British painting of the early 19th century and was fascinated by historical subjects like 1900s automobiles, planes from WWII, and early Formula One races. Gerald's first love was aircraft- he studied and drew them at every opportunity from an early age. He apprenticed as an aircraft engineer and later worked as an engineer with British Airways, allowing him the opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge of the aircraft which he paints. Gerald took up a full-time career in painting in 1969 and has since become one of the most widely collected and highly regarded British artists. Today, his work can be found in the collections of the Royal Air Force Museums in Hendon, the Cranwell and Staff College, and The National Railway Museum in New York.