Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Don Marco - The Master Crayola Artist

They call him "Mr. Crayola."

Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920's.His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life's career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist. Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida.

It is hard to imagine these are done with crayons!

I would love to see one of his shows!

The Catch of the day

Bear Bull


Burt Reynolds

Black Eagle

Chief Red Wing


Jesus Christ
Clint Eastwood


River Elk
High Country Morning

James Arness
John Wayne

Mountain Man

Navajo Meeting

Siuox Warrior


Tom Selleck

With these masterpieces speaking for themselves, Don Marco has proven that he truly is a master and a genius Crayola Artist. What an amazing talent!


Kat said...

Those are awesome!! Thanks for sharing. Not sure if you'd be interested so I tagged you for a meme. Check it out here http://katskrackerbox.wordpress.com/2007/11/28/7-random-things-about-me-meme/

Dan said...

Thank you for visiting Kat. I will look at the tags.. God Bless and have a happy and fruitful day.

jennyr said...

Wow, pretty interesting! he definitely got a gift! btw, i got u tagged (http://jendavid.bravejournal.com/entry/25205) I'm not sure if you like tags but I included u anyways,LoL!

Sandy Carlson said...

This man is amazing. He's up there with the great pavement artists of our time, methinks. That a humble box of crayons can come such great art really thrills my imagination.

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john and arlene said...

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