Marc Stewart biography
Marc Stewart is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, currently residing in Newnan, Georgia. He has always had a love of flying and a love of aircraft (WWII aircraft in particular). As a teenager he earned his private pilots license. He and his friends flew all over the U.S. and Canada in a Cessna 120, and through their ignorance of youth (mixed with a lot of luck) narrowly averted death many times! They would often get two aircraft and "dogfight" each other or put on "airshows" for friends.Marc's Exhibits, Awards, etc.
In college Marc became involved in sailplane flying and was an active member of the West Georgia College Sport Parachute Team. After college, he joined the U.S. Navy and graduated from Aviation Officers Candidate School in Pensacola. Marc then began flight training in pursuit of a career in Naval Aviation. During his Naval career Marc flew several aircraft including the T-34C, T-2C, US-2B, C-12, C-131 and the TA-4J Skyhawk. In 1995, he retired from the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander.
In grade school and high school Marc drew or painted aircraft subjects. Throughout college many of his art shows were of an aviation theme. Marc believes his early flying experience influenced his college art projects. His military flying days and aviation maintenance experience further served to enhance his attention to detail in his aviation artwork.
In 2008, Marc was named the recipient of the prestigious R.G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art, presented by the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, FL. Marc’s aviation art has been juried into numerous exhibits nationwide including the EAA Sport Aviation Art Competition and the National Museum of Naval Aviation’s Aviation Art Competition Exhibition. Marc won “First Place–Military” from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in the 2002 International Juried Aerospace Art Exhibition and won again in the same category, receiving “Third Place–Military” in 2005. His painting, “Hell Over the Hadley,” won Best in Show in the 2006 National Museum of Naval Aviation Competition Exhibition. His work has illustrated articles in numerous publications including Aviation History, World War II, Military History, AutoPILOT, and Airline Pilot Careers magazines.
Marc’s artwork has also graced the pages of numerous published books including Fantail Fighters (cover art) from Phalanx Publishing; The Marines from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation; Target of Opportunity: Tales & Contrails from the Second World War by pilot/author Richard A. “Dick” Hewitt; USMC, A Complete History from the Marine Corps Association; Semper Fi by Col. H. Avery Chenoweth, USMCR (Ret.). His painting, “Cat and Mouse Over Wake” is featured in an exhibit in the new National Museum of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. and on the Museum Web site at www.USMCMuseum.org.
Marc is an Artist Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) and holds a B.A. in Fine Art. His career as a professional artist spans nearly 15 years. From illustrating features in internationally published history magazines and books to private commissions for clients such as aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, Marc continues to expand his horizons in historical, military, and maritime art.
EDUCATION: In 1975, graduated from West Georgia College with a Bachelor of Art degree with a major in Fine Art.Original paintings and prints on display in over 20 aviation museum worldwide including the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England & the new National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, VA.
Aviation Miniatures Exhibit at the Art For Living Gallery (Butler, NJ), Apr. 10, 1994-May 7, 1994 and again in 2000.
“A Celebration of Heroes.” One-Man Show, Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins, GA), January 14, 2004.
“Southern Wings” Aviation Art Exhibit, Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins, GA) March 2005
“Southern Wings” Aviation Art Exhibit, Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum) (Pooler, GA) November 2007
EAA Sport Aviation Art Competition, Honorable Mention (Oshkosh, WI) 1994, 1996, 2002, 2004 & 2005.
National Museum of Naval Aviation Art Competition Exhibition (Pensacola, FL) 1995, 2001, 2004, 2006 & 2007.
“Wings Over America” Aviation Art Exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in conjunction with the Minter Airfield Aviation Museum (Bakersfield, CA) Mar. 23, 1996-Jul. 5, 1996.
American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) Annual Juried Exhibitions:
Horizons of Flight at SimuFlite Training Center, Dallas, TX 1996, 2001, 2004 & 2005.
- 1996: National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL
- 2002: Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, Savannah, GA
- 2004: A Retrospective on 100 Years of Powered Flight, Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH
- 2005: Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Lexington Park, MD
Tidewater Tech Aviation, Virginia Beach, VA
Numerous individual clients
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Quantico, VA
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Manufacturers, E. Hartford, CT
Accurate Miniatures Fine Scale Model Company, Concord, NC
Recipient of the 2008 “R.G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art,” presented by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Pensacola, FL.
“First Place” Newnan Coweta Art Association Espresso Lane Exhibit, January 2008
2007 Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Annual Juried Member Exhibit, Award of Merit
“Best in Show,” - National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL - 2006 International Juried Exhibition
“First Place -- Military” Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine award - 2002 International Juried Aerospace Art Exhibition
“Third Place – Military” Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine award - 2005 International Juried Aerospace Art Exhibition
“Best in Art,” Blue Ribbon Affair, Marietta, GA 1999
“First Place/Best in Show,” Main Street Art Festival, Fayetteville, GA 2000
“Best in Show,” Moss Oak Plantation Art Festival, Newnan, GA 2001
Artwork featured in DVD “F4F Wildcat” produced by Aircraft Films.
Artwork “Cat and Mouse Over Wake” featured in an exhibit in the new National Museum of the Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. and on the Museum Web site at www.USMCMuseum.org.
Painting titled “The Rescue” featured as cover art for the book Fantail Fighters published by Phalanx Publishing, 1995
Works featured in and/or artist profiled in Aviation Art Quarterly, Aviation Illustrated, AutoPilot Magazine, Air Classics, Art Business News, and InformArt Magazine.
Works have illustrated numerous articles in Military History, World War II, Aviation History, AutoPilot Magazine, and Airline Pilot Careers magazines.
Paintings featured book titles The Marines; Target of Opportunity, Tales & Contrails from the Second World War; USMC, A Complete History; and Semper Fi.
Artist Member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) since 1993 & Artist Fellow (ASAA) since 2006
Former member of the United States Air Force Art Program
Maintains membership in: Warbirds Inc. of Spartanburg, SC; the Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission (CHAC); Newnan-Coweta Art Association
Friend of the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF)