About the Artist
which was a special commission
An Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists, Steve Anderson creates works that reflect scrupulous attention to historically accurate detail, from the colorful markings on the fuselages to the time of day of an actual battle. Steve’s career has ranged from teaching fine arts and creating Emmy award-winning special effects, to being a Senior Show Designer and Art Director at Walt Disney Imagineering. Since 2002, he has devoted himself full-time to his art.
Sir Peter Jackson of Wingnut Wings in
front of Anderson's box top cover art.
Steve’s most recent series of oil paintings has been for the production
of model box art for “Wingnut Wings” in New Zealand. Click to read an
article on "Wingnut Wings" by David Wilson for HyperScale.
Some of Steve’s aviation art awards include:
- Award of Distinction, 2010, American Society of Aviation Artists
- Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence in Aviation History, 2009, “Over the Front”
- Best of Show, 2009, National Museum of Naval Aviation
- Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence in Aviation History, 2008, “Over the Front”
- Founders Gold Award, 2008, American Society of Aviation Artists
- Honorable Mention, 2007, American Society of Aviation Artists
- Second Place Military, 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology
- First Place Military, 2006, Aviation Week & Space Technology
- Honorable Mention, 2003, National Museum of Naval Aviation
- Merit Award, 2003, National Museum of Naval Aviation
Chino Planes of Fame Air Show
Another of Steve’s lifetime goals has been to become a proficient firearms engraver. Considered by many as the ultimate “steel canvas,” the art of engraving is without a doubt, the most challenging of all.