Professional of the Year - Fine Arts

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Jerry W. McDaniel

Title: Owner
Industry: Fine Arts
Type of Organization: Art Studio
Major Product/Service: Heterogeneous images
Expertise: Mr. McDaniel has over 40 years experience. He opened J.W. McDaniel Studios in 1961. Mr. McDaniel studied with Angelo Seville and Henry Pearson at the New School for Social Research, New York and with Colorist Dean Joseph V. Canzani at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. In February 2011, Mr. McDaniel opened a new studio and is now represented by I.C.ART Gallery in The Backstreet Art District, Palm Springs, California.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Graphics International; New York Art Directors; New York Society of Illustrators; Broadcast Designers International Association; The American Institute of Graphic Design; The Graphic Artist Guild; Malibu Art Association
University/Degree: B.F.A., Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, 1957; M.A., Communication Design and Computer Art, New York Institute of Technology, 1987
Born: September 9, 1935, Zaleski, Ohio
Hobbies/Sports: Tennis
Children: Dion Teja McDaniel, Saskia McDaniel
Work History: Mr. McDaniel's first drawings were published in Redbook Magazine three months after he graduated from CCAD. His first commission was a national campaign for PAN AM airlines, followed by art for Intercontinental Hotels international advertisements. From 1971 to 1972 Mr. McDaniel was the MCCAA Tennis Champion which led to a career as a Sports Artist and Designer with Philip Morris International for 25 years.
Honors & Awards: Awarded 300+ known citations for excellence in art and design from various national and international art associations; NBC selection of "Dawn of the Day" painting, to be aired on the Today Show during the launching of the Apollo 11 mission, 1967; Phillip Morris Sports Artist, 1972; Outstanding Alumni Award, CCAD, 1982; Two original paintings for the Madison Square Garden Men's Masters Tennis Tournament, 1988 and 1989, which were accepted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Rhode Island, 2000; Lifetime Achievement Award for Education, Broadcast Designers International Association, 1994; MCCAA Tennis Champion, 1971, 1972
Published Works: Works published in over 300 books including, "The Illustrator in America", "Icons and Images"; Numerous art exhibitions and several collections including The New York Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, the Smithsonian, The U.S. Air Force, Pentagon Collection of Washington, DC, The New York Society of Illustrators, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, California, The Columbus College of Art and Design and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Casino, Newport, Rhode Island
Career Accomplishments: In 1966 Mr. McDaniel created New York's first Disco poster, "Harlow's" which was seen worldwide and was present in the Art Nouveau Revival exhibition at the Orsay Museum, Paris, France from October 2009 to February 2010. In 1971, he was one of the founding members of the Advertising Design Department at SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, which he chaired for three years. Mr. McDaniel's paintings for the national PAN AM advertising campaign appeared full page in the New York Times for 52 consecutive weeks. His 300 drawings for intercontinental hotels were seen worldwide for three years. As a former MCCAA tennis champion, he became the Sports Artist and Designer for the International sports market with Manila Santana at Marlboro International, New York for 25 years. Mr. McDaniel has a page on Wikipedia, created in 2009, based on an invitation for his work in the US Air Force Art collection at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.