Welcome to the website of Ohio-based aviation artist, writer and photographer, Ron Kaplan, founder of Warbird Aviation Art.
Throughout his career, Ron has sought to preserve the visual record of our military aviation heroes as a way to share their stories with current and future generations.
He is grateful that his work has offered him opportunities to know and work with many such legends and icons of aviation such as Joe Foss, Paul Tibbets, Robin Olds, Bob Hoover, Tex Hill, and dozens more. Through the limited edition aluminum panels that Ron has invited these pilots to autograph before adding authentic hand-painted nose-art or insignia, he has amassed a historic gallery of heroes and their heraldry that enables collectors to own a colorful and truly rare piece of aviation history. Ron’s originals, commissioned works, and now exclusive items featuring reproductions of his artwork offered among these pages are equally coveted by patrons, nationwide.
We invite you to explore and enjoy, and feel free to contact the artist with any questions or comments.
Thank you for helping us “Keep ‘em flying!”
These special-edition coasters from Warbird Aviation Art are uniquely hand-crafted from upcycled American barn wood. Each set of four features authentic WWII unit insignia derived from the original paintings of artist Ron Kaplan and each coaster is sealed with a protective spar coating for colorfastness, antiquing, and longevity.
Each set of 4 coasters is bundled with string and a Warbird Aviation Art hangtag. The back of each coaster is stamped to indicate from which coaster edition it comes.
Stay tuned for the release of new coaster sets including “Famous Marine Corps Corsair Squadrons” and others!