RON SANDERS has been telling stories in paint since his youth in Indiana. His early influences were the narrative painters of the Renaissance through late Victorian era and great 20th century illustrators.
Ron began working as both an illustrator and gallery fine artist within a few years of graduation from the Columbus College of Art & Design, and went on to win numerous awards and honors. His paintings hang in private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Indiana State Museum Collection, the Oneida Nation Museum, Offutt Air Force Base, and the Alvin C. York State Historic Area. Ron has created researched historical paintings for both the limited edition print and textbook publishing markets. He currently works with a team of talented artists designing America’s coins and medals through the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program.
Commercial clients include: Spike TV, McDougal Littell Publishing / Houghton Mifflin, Steck-Vaughn / Harcourt, Doubleday Book Club, Boy’s Life Magazine, Chase Manhattan Bank, AT&T, BFGoodrich Tire Co., The National Guard, The Columbus Clippers Minor League Baseball Team, Renaissance Publishing, Indianapolis Water Company, The Fort Wayne News Sentinel, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and others.
Ron currently works from his home studio near the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida where he resides with his wife and three children and teaches adult education art classes and workshops.
BFA Illustration - The Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
American Artist Magazine Grand Prize Winner - Annual Cover Competition - June 2011 issue (Cover + Pgs 34-36)
Southwest Art Magazine Honorable Mention - 21 Over 31 Competition, featured in the November 2010 issue
The Artist’s Magazine 26th Annual Competition - First Place, Portrait/Figure - Dec 2009 Issue
Helena Independent Record, 8/19/2005
Martin Kidston, “Picture This: 27th Annual Western Redezvous of Art”
The Lincoln Enigma, The Changing Faces of an American Icon,
Edt.-Gabor Boritt - “Lincoln in Modern Art” by Harold Holzer
Oxford University Press, 2001
Art Trends, 2001 - Patrick Sarver, “Artists to Watch”
All images on this site © Ron Sanders