Sports Portraits


Don Adair
Don Adair studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and received a BFA degree in illustration in 1970. As an illustrator, some of Don's credits included: Two U.S. Commemorative postage stamp designs for the U.S. Postal Service, two S.W. Bell Telephone Directory cover paintings, the Official Poster for the 1984 Republican National Convention, a commissioned tri-portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush, President George W. Bush, and Governor Jeb Bush, the bookjacket illustration for Chuck Colson1s book, The Body, which was awarded the best bookjacket of 1993 by the Christian Booksellers Association, illustrations for Wishbone books, a signed portrait of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, one hundred paintings on the history of America, commissioned by the Postal Commemorative Society, oil portraits of professional baseball and football players for Donruss Playoff LP, commissioned paintings of pro golfers Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan and David Frost, and a series of commissioned paintings of countries that have supported the United States after 9/11. Don particularly enjoyed the art of portraiture. When Don passed away in November 2010, he was survived by his wife Judy and two sons Ryan and Mark.