Growing up in a small Massachusetts town in the 50's Joseph spent many hours watching F-86 Sabres climb into the sky from Westover Field, near his father's home town outside of Springfield. "I can still hear the loud roar; those memories give me goose-bumps". Leaving his New England home, Joseph attended the University of Notre Dame, where he participated in football, boxing, and rugby before graduating with a BA in liberal arts in 1973. He later attended Ray-Boge School of Art, where he received the Illustrator's Award in both 1977 and 1978, before graduating in 1978. Joseph has been a member of the prestigious American society of Aviation Artists since his inspirational meeting with ASAA founder, Keith Ferris, at Keith's New Jersey home in 1990.
His love of military aviation led to many defense related assignments. His clients include: the U.S. Navy, General Electric, and the Harris Corporation. Various aviation commissions are now hanging in private collections across the United States and three of Joseph's paintings hang permanently at the Officer's Club on Kirtland, AFB in Albuquerque. "CAG Cat Sunset" has been on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, and Joseph has had several paintings on display at other museums and airports.
Joseph Szady Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print "CAG Cat Sunset"
Zooming high above Mediterranean skies as evening approaches in October, 1979, a VF-84, F-14 Tomcat flies CAP for the USS Nimitz off the shore of Alexandria, Egypt. VF-84’s third Mediterranean Cruise was auspicious for its participation in the filming of “The Final Countdown”, and its timely deployment to the Indian Ocean.
This 23" by 31" print, limited to 1500, is signed by the artist and personally autographed by Capt. Robert H. Ferguson.
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