Artist K. Sean Sullivan has been interested in WWII as long as he can remember. His father, father-in-law, and five uncles served in the war and Sean began collecting WWII memorabilia as a youth. Appropriately, one of his first artistic idols was Bill Mauldin. His talent in art was noticed early on.
Sean’’s first professional employment was as a scenic artist for a theater where he painted backdrops for “The Sound of Music.” Soon after, in 1980, he joined the Utah Army National Guard and served as an Illustrator-Draftsman in the HHC of the 19th Special Forces Group.
- In 1990 he moved to L.A. to begin a 14 year career in the feature animation industry that culminated with Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios in Orlando, Florida. During this time, Sean renewed his childhood interest in military history and became involved in WWII reenacting. He joined the Company of Military Historians to gain a better understanding of life as a soldier in WWII. Now an independent artist with a BFA in Illustration, Sean’’s passion is to depict the American G.I.. When not teaching colleges courses in art, he works from his home
- His work has earned regional and international acclaim and can be found in the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning.