Artist Donna Neary

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Throughout her long career, artist Donna J. Neary has moved easily between painting portraits, book and magazine covers, commercial illustration, children's books, military subjects, and complex historical paintings often requiring years of research.
The artist's artwork has appeared on the covers of numerous books, from historical topics to children’s books, as well as on the covers of national magazines such as the Washington Post Magazine, The New Republic, the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings, Common Cause magazine, Leatherneck magazine, America's Civil War, over 25 covers of the Marine Corps Gazette, and many others.
Donna painted award-winning covers for both Regardie's magazine and Mortgage Banking magazine and has illustrated articles in Smithsonian and Washingtonian magazines. In the 1980’s several of her magazine cover illustrations were highlighted with publication in the Communication Arts Illustration Annuals. Donna J. Neary’s art appears within the pages of Time-Life Books Enchanted World series and their Civil War series, Echoes of Glory. Boston Publishing commissioned 14 of her artworks especially for their popular Vietnam Experience book series.
The 1994 Official White House Christmas Ornament carries Donna’s art and her painting Even To Hell Itself is the official painting for the North Anna Battlefield Park in Virginia. Several of her artworks were displayed in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. throughout 2012 as part of the “Fly Marines! Centennial of the Marine Corps Aviation” exhibit. Paintings by the artist hang in the Pentagon and the Commandant's House in Washington D. C. and reside in the collections of the U.S. Cavalry Museum, the U. S. Army Medical Museum, the National Park Service, The National Guard Bureau's Heritage Collection, the Marine Corps Association, the U. S. Navy, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and other public and private collections in both the U.S. and the U.K.
While pursuing her free-lance art career, Donna also served for over 22 years as an artist in the Marine Corps Reserves where her many assignments included deployments to above the Arctic [...]

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