Morgan Ian Wilbur
|For the past nine years Morgan Ian Wilbur has been on the staff of the Naval Historical Center wroking as the Art Director for Naval Aviation News magazine. In his tenure, the magazine has won numerous awards from the Chief of Information for all-around excellence. As part of this, he has completed several paintings for cover art which are now part of the Navy Art Collection.
He is also represented in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. His works have been exhibited at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and the Navy Art Gallery, Washington, DC. His art has been reproduced in books and magazines including Naval Institute's Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, Naval Aviation News, and Aviation Week And Space Technology.
In 2002, he completed his first assignment as an official Navy artist to a combat zone traveling to USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier then engaged in offensive operations as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In April 2003, he traveled to Iraq to document Navy Medicine's support in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, which included spending eight days with Fleet Hospital 3 in southern Iraq. He returned to Iraq in 2005 to document the work of medical corpsmen of the U.S. Marines.