'U.S.S. VAN DALIA'
With more than 38 years as a full time artist, Stan
hundreds of paintings documenting historical events, people
and places. He researches his
subjects to assure the accuracy of the
smallest detail to preserve its relationship in time.
His work hangs
Commissioned by the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library in Simi
his 12 foot by 120 foot mural of the "History of the
Flying White House" is on
permanent display in the new Air Force One
Pavilion. In addition, Stan's painting of the "U.S.S.
in the Legacy Room of the library.
The George H.W. Bush Presidential
Library in College Station, Texas,
has two paintings by Stan on permanent display. Both
are of the
H.W. Bush, our nation's next aircraft carrier.
Stan is also working on a painting
of the USS Oriskany for the
National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola,
Three large fine art murals are in the Palm Springs Air Museum; The
"Tuskegee Airmen", 12 feet by 60
feet, which has 51 portraits of the
real Tuskegee Airmen, "Dauntless at Midway", 12 Feet
by 34 feet and
Approach", 19 feet by 55 feet.
Since the mid-1980's NASA has
commissioned Stan to paint 15 works
ranging from the Space Shuttles to the SR-71
Blackbird. Stan has also
painted numerous works for Burt Rutan, the cutting edge genius in
aviation and space design. Stan's
works hang in the Air Force art
collection, the USAF Academy at Colorado Springs, the
Aerospace Museum, the National Museum of Naval Aviation in
Pensacola, Florida, and the
Smithsonian's National Air and Space
Museum in Washington, D.C.
His work encompasses portraits,
landscapes, aviation and space,
ships, cars and his new collection of cat-related
fine art paintings.
art has been published in numerous books and periodicals. His
work is highly sought after by
museums and collectors alike.
In 1975 Stan won 1st place in the Benedictine Art
Awards, and in 1985
place in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's
"Golden Age of Flight" art
competition. In May 2000, the National
Museum of Naval Aviation honored Stan with the "R.G.
Smith Award for
in Naval Aviation Art".