Kevin J. McDonald


Kevin’s formal education in the art world was at Du Cret School of Art in Plainfield, N.J., where he graduated in 1981. He studied under noted Illustrator Peter Caras who had mentored under Norman Rockwell. He has been employed in corporate advertising for over 35 years but is now focusing on his historical paintings and has started to enter art shows. Kevin likes the historical research and takes most of his own photo reference. He has traveled the American West from Arizona to Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and most recently to a western photo shoot in South Dakota taking reference photos for his paintings. His artwork has been published in books, magazines and other publications including covers of Muzzle Loader and Muzzle Blast magazines. Lord Nelson’s Gallery – Exhibited at the 21st annual History Meets the Arts (HMTA) Show & Sale at Gettysburg College in historic Gettysburg, PA. Exhibits every year at the 18th Century Artisan Show in Lewisburg, PA with fellow artist Robert Albrecht as part of Brushes with History. One and two person shows in Pennsylvania, including at the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum. Former editor and current art director for the Kentucky Rifle Association’s Bulletin as well as being a member, and collector of Kentucky Rifles and accoutrements. Other memberships include The Contemporary Longrifle Association, Honourable Company of Horners, Jacobsburg Historical Society and a member of The Sweet Lucy Society.

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