PQ 13, Frozen Fury

Arctic Convoy to Murmansk
By Gordon Frickers 40 x 50 cms (16″ x 20″), oils on canvas, commissioned by a survivor of PQ 13

The Painting

PQ13, the first convoy to Murmansk to feel the full fury of German attacks on that route

New Westminster City” is the central ship illustrated here as PQ 13 is attacked

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Detail from PQ 13, Artic Convoy to Mourmansk   This very original painting was developed in part from ‘naive’ sketches provided by my client.    Detail from PQ 13, Artic Convoy to Mourmansk    Thus we are looking at his impression of what he personally witnessed.

Detail from PQ 13, Artic Convoy to Mourmansk

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I still have at the time of writing this, the file and notes we worked from including all his sketches and photographs.

Who cares?

This original painting was a commission by a survivor; intended as a family heirloom.

Sadly I last heard of it going to auction… I now rather wish I’d bought it back.

Further reading about my client’s experiences and PQ13.

Years later the painting was reproduced as a book cover at the request of Captain Igor Kozyr (rtd) who was co authoring with an American, John L. Haynes a book called “Frozen Fury“, a personal account of convoy PQ13, (ISBN 978-1-4512-0156-7).

Igor Kozyr asked me if he could use my PQ 13 painting, an early example of my art, produced for and with an eye witness, as the cover for the Russian version of the book (ISBN 9-785904-180379). 

Frozen Fury, Russian Version

Frozen Fury, Russian Version

 

Frozen Fury, about the art and artist

Frozen Fury, about the art and artist

 

 

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