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Paintings For Sale

"One of the Last"
Head-on view of a Spitfire Mk XXII
"North American F-86F Sabre"
A study of the F-86F Sabre of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing; Korea, 1953.
"Stinger and Crew"
The Formula I Racer "Stinger," and its pilot and ground crew making last minute adjustments.
"Sunrise Clipper"
A Sikorsky S-42 during a Sunrise flight.
"Sorcoress and White Knight"
Shown during a sport biplane race.
"Star of Coronado"
A 1935 Waco YMF-5 flanked by a Super Stearman and a Waco UPF-7 at the Coronado Airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"Forming Up"
Three Boeing P-12s maneuvering into a formation.
"Trio of Waco YMF-5s"
"Waco UPF-7 on Short Final"
Hawker "Sea Fury"
The Hawker Sea Fury at its best.
"Waco YMF-5"
"The Chase"
Spitfire Mk XII versus V-1
A study of the P-51D.
"Blind Descent"
Descending the clouds just off the West Coast of Greenland.
"Sea Fury and Admirers"
Kayla McClellan and Lisa McClellan admiring the Hawker "Sea Fury."
"Caribbean Staggerwing"
The Staggerwing
The Douglas C-47 "Skytrain"


Don DeGasperi grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas and became fascinated by airplanes at about age 5. He drew airplanes in his school books and began designing, building, and flying scale model planes. In college he took some rudimentary art classes, but is essentially a self-taught aviation artist. He served 20 years in the US Air Force as an Engineering Draftsman and a Technical Illustrator.

Don retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) after 25 years as a Senior Technical Artist. He specialized in drawing precisely accurate, minutely detailed, and highly classified cut-a-way airbrush illustrations. These illustrations were used by LANL and various scientific, congressional, military, and other government agencies.

Don's work has appeared in Aviation Week and Space Technology and he has completed many private commissions. He has won several awards in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Art competition during the last 19 years. He currently has two award winning paintings in the 1997 EAA Art Competition.

As a pilot and aircraft owner, Don still pursues other aviation hobbies - flying, designing and building radio-controlled models, and aerial photography. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Peggy.

Don DeGasperi in front of his Cessna 172 RG.

In September and October 1998, Don had a gallery showing of his paintings, aerial photography, and renderings. Shown below are pictures from the showing.

Don DeGasperi
975 Antelope NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
United States