By Lars Dalseide | November 16 2012 11:45

Military/Tactical artist produces third of four Camp Perry prints

Dick Kramer's 2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships at Camp Perry drawing

Fairfax, Virginia - Dick Kramer has been churning out the hits for more than fifty years.

Drawing everything from SWAT to SEALs to Recon and Grunts, Kramer is known across the globe as one of the finest, if not the finest, military/tactical artist around. This week, he delivered the third piece to his four part "NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships at Camp Perry" collection to NRA's Competitive Shooting Division.

"We contacted Dick a few years ago about creating a series on the stages of our National Championships at Camp Perry," said NRA Competitive Shooting Director Dennis Willing. "Pistol, Smallbore and High Power Rifle. The results have been astounding."

Dick Kramer with NRA National Pistol Manager Tom Hughes

Thanks to an initial introduction by NRA Pistol Manager Tom Hughes (Hughes, pictured above, met Kramer a couple decades ago in a previous life), Kramer has been providing the National Rifle Association with one drawing a year. The final piece, an assemblage of all three phases, will arrive in 2013.

Starting out as an Art Director for a defense contractor, Kramer left corporate for the free-lance world back in the 1970s. After producing a collection of prints for H&K, well, here's what it says on his website:

It was a series of SWAT Officers doing what they do so well. I didn’t think much of it. The check cleared and I forgot about H&K. When the poster was distributed world wide, the receptionist at H&K threatened to quit. The telephone lines lit up with SWAT Officers from around the world wanting to know who was doing these drawings and how could they get copies.
Prints of this piece, as well as the other two, will be available at a variety of NRA venues including the National Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio.

Visit www.dickkramer.com for more on Kramer and his work.

NRA Competitive Shooting Director Dennis Willing with Rifle Manager Sherri Judd and artist Dick Kramer holding Kramer's latest work

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