Stephen R. Wagner
is an internationally-published illustrator whose clients have included
Time Life Books, The Washington Post and publishers such as McGraw Hill
and Houghton Mifflin. He is currently illustrating educational projects
for the National Geographic Society. He is a l5-year resident of
Washington, Virginia. He is the designer of the Rappahannock County
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Hall of
Gems, Minerals & Geology, Washington, D.C. (128 paintings
in permanent exhibit, installed 1998).
Packing Shed Gallery, Washington, V A, 2000, "Turfand
show of oil paintings of the land and sea.
Farmville, Virginia, 2000, one-man educational show of illustrations
and illustrative techniques.
Sycamore Hill House & Gardens,
Washington, V A, 1987-present.
Gallery "0," Alexandria,
V A, 1999-present.
Illustrators Club, Washington, Maryland
and Virginia, 1987-1998.
Rappahannock County Library,
Middle Street Gallery, Washington, V A, several
Rare Finds, Washington, Virginia.
Talk of the Town, Washington,
Grants & Awards
1998, Award of Excellence, Best of Category, The Illustrators Club
of Washington, Maryland and Virginia.
1996, two Awards
of Excellence, The Visual Club, New York, New York.
winner, Artist's Magazine competition.
Excellence, Print Magazine.
1987, two Awards of
Excellence, The Illustrators Club.
The Illustrators Club Annual Competition.
"Most of my oil
paintings feature wildlife, nature, the beauty of Rappahannock County,
and frequently reflect my love of the ocean and other bodies of water.
Birds and animals, both domestic and not, are often included. My
whimsical and personal illustrations tend to include food, another part
of the natural world that brings humanity together. Basically I just
want to paint lovely pictures of beautiful things."