John D. Shaw has pursued his art and graphics career since 1985. Born in 1961, this native of Carson City, Nevada has always maintained an interest in creating both fine and commercial art. As an illustrator, Shaw has created artwork for a variety of clients such as Lucasfilms Ltd., Kellogg’s, Major League Baseball, Coast Federal Bank of California, etc.
Shaw’s work took a major new emphasis in 1993, when he began creating paintings with an historical aviation theme. With special attention to the World War II era, his depictions of these aircraft, people and their missions have won national awards.
To date, seven of these paintings have been reproduced as limited-edition lithographs, all of which are hand-signed by Shaw and famous aviators such as Chennault’s Flying Tigers, the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, American ‘Eagle’ Squadrons and Mercury Astronauts.