Aviation artist Domenic DeNardo has been fascinated
with airplanes since he was a child growing up in
Providence, Rhode Island. During World War II, he was
obsessed with drawing war planes that flew from nearby
airfields; F4U Corsairs, P-47 Thunderbolts, etc. His
interest became more fully realized some 13 years later
when he earned his private pilots license and subsequently
purchased the first of five airplanes that he
DeNardo received his formal art training at the Rhode
Island School of Design and he also studied engineering
at the University of Rhode Island. His Illustrations have
been widely published in periodicals, including Aviation Week & Space
Technology, Time, the Wall Street Journal, Business & Commercial
Aviation, Air Transport World and Commuter Air.
In 1992 Mr. DeNardo proudly accepted the Bob Stacy Craftperson Award for
artistic excellence and dedication from the Advertising Club of Greater Boston.
DeNardo's aviation paintings have been selected for exhibition in the EAA Air Adventure Museum, Oshkosh, WI; the SimuFlite International Gallery, Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, TX; the New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT; the T.F. Green
State Airport, the Providence Art Club and the Tsetse
Gallery Veterans Show of Providence, RI and the WSBETV
Channel 36 Art Gallery. His paintings have received
numerous awards including the Excellence Award from
the EAA Aviation Art Competition, the J. Bennigan
Sullivan Prize from the Providence Art Club, the Peoples'
Choice Award from the Cranston Cultural Arts Show of
Rhode Island, and the Award of Distinction from SimuFlite/
Flying Magazine Horizons of Flight competition.
Domenic with his family have enjoyed many flying
adventures throughout the United States. In 1995, in his Beechcraft A-36
Bonanza, he participated in a formation flight of 132 Beechcraft airplanes
from Rockford, Illinois to Oshkosh, WI. The flight was subsequently
recorded as the largest general aviation formation flight in history by the
National Aeronautics Association of Washington, D.C. representing the
U.S.A. and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
Domenic DeNardo is a member of the AOPA, the Experimental Aircraft
Association, the National Aeronautics Association, the Air Force
Association, the Quiet Birdmen Society, the Providence Art Club and is an
artist member of the American Society of Aviation Artists.