The Palm Springs Air Museum is pleased to announce that Disney and LucasFilms’ Artist Steve Anderson is now the Official Artist for the Palm Springs Air Museum. Mr. Anderson, who did all 11 Star Wars films, will create the official 2024 Honoree portraits for the Palm Springs Air Museum’s February 10, 2024 Gala. The 2024 theme is “Top Secret — Heroes of Modern Tech.” The annual gala is the Palm Springs Air Museum’s largest fundraiser. Vice Chairman Fred Bell announced, “As we are undertaking a major expansion and modernization project with our education programs geared to inspire a new generation of aviators, scientists and engineers, the Palm Springs Air Museum is pleased to welcome Steve Anderson to our team. He has energized so many generations.”
Steve takes the helm from aviation artist Stan Stokes as the official artist for the Palm Springs Air Museum. Many of Stan’s works are at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Mr. Stokes has moved on to other creative endeavors, and the Palm Springs Air Museum wishes him well.
Steven Anderson’s career spans over 38 years. Since 1997 he has served as an official Star Wars artist for Lucasfilm Licensing (all 11 Star Wars films) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny; and for Disney and their licensees. Anderson has also worked with Random House where he was the cover artist for many New York Times best-selling Star Wars books. He has also collaborated with Marvel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios.
Steve Anderson’s complete Bio:
Steve Anderson is a highly accomplished artist with a career spanning over 38 years in the art business. Since 1997, he has served as an official Star Wars artist for Lucasfilm Licensing, Disney, and their licensees. Prior to that, he spent eleven years as an artist for Hallmark Cards, where he made significant contributions by illustrating Hallmark’s first Star Wars calendars, puzzles, gift wrap, and handle bags. In 1997 with the birth of his second daughter, Sophia, he wanted more, so he embarked on his own journey by establishing his own company, Steve Anderson Design.
Throughout his career, Steve has produced official licensed artwork for Lucasfilm Licensing, encompassing all eleven Star Wars movies, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Disney/Lucasfilm series Star Wars: Rebels, and the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and Star Wars: Ahsoka. His creative expertise extends beyond Star Wars, as he has also worked on the classic Indiana Jones style-guide, as well as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull and the latest installment, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Steve’s artistic prowess is evident in his collaborations with Random House, where he served as the cover artist for numerous New York Times best-selling Star Wars books. These include the novelizations for Attack of the Clones, the novelizations for Revenge of the Sith, as well as titles like Labyrinth of Evil, Shatterpoint, The Cestus Deception, Cloak of Deception, Jedi Trial, Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Survivor’s Quest, The Approaching Storm, Tatooinie Ghost, Traitor, Dark Journey, The Hive, A Forest Apart, A Practical Man, The New Essential Guides to Alien Species, Characters, Droids, Weapons & Technology, and Vehicles & Vessels. Additionally, Steve’s artistic contributions extend to other movie novelizations such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and the prequel novel cover for the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – The Road to Neverwinter.
In collaboration with the Lucasfilm/Disney style-guide, Steve’s work is licensed to various partners worldwide, resulting in an array of merchandise available in over 100 countries. From limited edition posters and litho prints to magazine covers, comic book covers. novel covers, pinball machines, puzzles, calendars, game box tops, game boards, Campbell soup cans, lunchboxes, table lamps, HO scale trains, 40th-anniversary collectible plates, collectible plaques, collectible Disney pins, Disney MagicBands, stained-glass wall decor, porcelain drinking steins, clothing, towels, bedding, drinking glasses, shot glasses, thermos mugs, backpacks, action figure packaging, trading cards, postage stamps, collectible silver coins, cosmetic containers, movie theater popcorn tins, phone cases, mouse pads, bookmarks, notebooks, binders, and party ware.
Furthermore, Steve has collaborated with Hasbro Games, lending his artistic talents to puzzles, game box tops, game boards, and action figure packaging for renowned licensed properties such as G.I. Joe, Indiana Jones, Pokemon, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, Jurassic Park, X-Men, Disney-Pixar, Marvel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Warner Brothers, and Universal Studios. For art enthusiasts interested in acquiring Steve’s lithographs, they can be purchased through his Disney publisher Acme Archives or directly from him, with the option of having them signed. Additionally, Steve has showcased his versatility by taking on extra and stand-in work in movies and television shows. Notably, he served as Harrison Ford’s stand-in for a period of two months on the feature film Extraordinary Measures.