Robert D. Fiacco biography
Robert Fiacco grew up in Diamond Bar, California where he studied art informally with a prominent local artist. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine; Robert joined the US Navy where he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1987. For the next two decades, Robert completed numerous squadron deployments and continued to pursue fine art completing portraits, aviation illustrations, and landscape paintings. In 1996, Robert left active duty and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he completed a demanding classical curriculum in life painting, drawing, perspective, anatomy, and color theory. Robert rejoined the Navy in 1998 and continued to develop a reputation as a skilled artist with his art being seleted for several group and solo exhibitions. Robert has exhibited at the National Museum of Naval Aviation where several of his paintings are part of the museum's permanent collection. Robert also is also an accomplished contemporary fine artist. His awards include the R.G. Smith Award for Excellent in Naval Aviation Art (2012), an Honorable Mention in the National Museum of Naval Aviation Art Exhibit (2012), and First Prize in Military Aviation for the American Society of Aviation Artists International Exhibit (2014).