About Stewart Wavell-Smith
Between commissioned works, Wavell-Smith devotes much of his time to paintings that honor the U.S. Military, as evidenced by his work on his web site. As a child in England during World War II, Wavell-Smith was influenced by the U.S. Army Air Corps., and the support his family received from those generous warriors. Their actions committed him on his certain and eventual path to America.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Art with a degree in fine art and graphic design, he worked for Greenly's Advertising in London, which was part of the Richard Lonsdale-Hands Organization. In 1963 he was recruited by Lennen and Newell Advertising Agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. Two years later he was drafted, on a green card into the U.S. Army. Following his honorable service, he worked as an art director in Louisville, KY. and moved to California in the early 1970's.
In the eighties Stewart was recruited by Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore California, and worked on National Defense Projects for ten years. In 1997 he moved to Newport Beach and started his own business. In 1997 he was invited to join the U.S. Air Force Art Program, and has donated numerous paintings.
The Wavell-Smith paintings are exhibited internationally, from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth's collection in London to the Pentagon & Presidential Libraries. Wavell-Smith has his studio in Newport Beach, California.