Several of artist Donna J. Neary's artworks on the subject of Marine Corps Aviation are included in the exhibit at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington D. C., which can be seen from 14 Jan, 2012 through 6 Jan 2013.
The exhibit documents the history of Marine Aviation from its birth and growth, through the two World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam War, the Afghan and Iraq wars, to the present day. As a Reservist, the artist served as a Combat Artist in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1978 through 2002.
Ms. Neary's art in the exhibit includes:
1). Pastel on ochre-toned paper of a CH-53 airlifting artillery, as a Marine in chemical protective gear guards the landing zone during exercises in the mountains of South Korea in the 1980's. http://www.nasm.si.edu/imagedetail.cfm?imageID=3777
2). Pencil and sepia watercolor wash of a helicopter pilot during the Gulf War in 1991.