About Steve Cox
A lifelong aerospace student, tradesman and lover of all things related to flight, his work reflects the realism, technical detail, joy and imagination of man’s eternal pursuit of leaving the things that keep us grounded.
His body of work includes award-winning and inspiring paintings, illustrations, models and special projects commissioned by private customers, corporations, businesses and non-profit organizations including museums.
Steve’s career includes serving in the USAF as a crew chief on C-141s, and at McDonnell Douglas and The Boeing Company as an assembly mechanic on F-15 Eagle program, 767s and 747s. For the last 28 years of his Boeing career, he served as a developmental, engineering and display model maker, illustrator, exhibit designer and retired as lead model maker for the Rapid Prototyping & Modeling Lab located in Seattle, Washington across from the Museum of Flight.
His illustrations of new aircraft and designs for Boeing, Airmaster/Avalon Aircraft, Aviator Ales, and other public and private clients have been published in Aviation Week, Flight International, Interavia, Amphibious Warfare Review, The Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Motor Books International and Air Classics among others. His original paintings hang in the collections of the Museum of Flight, NASA, NASM and The Boeing Company Corporate and divisions headquarters including Boeing Flight Test.
Additionally, Steve’s model work can be seen around the world on the desktops, cabinets and conference tables of corporations and board members, government agencies and their officials. His work in exhibits and displays have been viewed at international trade shows and in museums such as the Smithsonian and Museum of Flight, as well as other collections.
Steve believes that great aviation paintings start with great stories. His imagery includes aviation legends (events and people), historical realism and combinations of both. His ultimate goal is to create interesting and inspiring images that can be enjoyed from the likes of the detailed aviation history buff to the grizzled combat veteran’s grandchild.
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Also, be sure to visit Steve’s website, http://www.stevecoxart.com, for examples of his work, news and information on upcoming releases and shows, and to purchase original pieces or art or limited-edition signed and numbered prints of his work.