Don Stivers

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Don Stivers (1926 - 2009) was an American artist, known for his portrayal of historical and military subjects.[1]


He was born Donald Ray Stivers in 1926 and raised in Superior, Wisconsin.[2] During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.[3] After his military service, he attended the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.[1][3]

He was a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club.[2] His art includes World War II scenes, Civil War scenes, and depictions of the American West. He is most known for his depictions of Buffalo Soldiers.[3] His works are on display at military museums and bases, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Cavalry Museum, and the Army War College.[2][1]

Stivers' portrait of Civil War hero George Crawford Platt is displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.[4]

He died on November 5, 2009, at the age of 83.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Stivers' Biography at AskArt
  2. ^ a b c "Don Stivers", Leesburg Today, Saturday, November 21, 2009,
  3. ^ a b c d Don R. Stivers Artist, Washington Post,
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Julia. "Journey through the past: Norwood man to portray family member at Civil War event". Retrieved 5 November 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Don Stivers", Booth Western Art Museum, and Seth M. Hopkins. Booth Western Art Museum: Works from the Permanent Collection. Cartersville, GA: Booth Western Art Museum], 2006. ISBN 1569443440 OCLC 174122853
  • Stivers, Don. Don Stivers: Limited Edition Prints. Waterford, VA: Stivers Publishing, 1996. OCLC 62511401
  • Stivers, Don, and Lester Rossin. The Art of Painting Children. New York: M. Grumbacher, 1978. OCLC 24516836

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