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Douglas Andersen

Assistant Professor


Hartford Art School
860.768.5552 HJG E302G

MA, Painting, San José State University

BA, Painting, San José State University

AA, Painting, Ohlone College Fremont

Doug Andersen graduated from San José State University with a major in fine arts painting. He spent a few years in the gallery market, but found galleries commercial and unsatisfying, so he moved into the illustration market. 

He worked for five years in Lockheed's Space Systems Division as an illustrator doing technical illustration and conceptual paintings of spacecraft and hardware. Some of the programs he worked on were Space Shuttle, Space Telescope, Space Station, and early Mars landing proposals. He spent another seven years as an art director for Lockheed's New Business Acquisition, doing conceptual renderings for new products and designing presentation artwork for SSD's Acquisition Management. After leaving the space industry, he spent 20 years freelancing in the science fiction game and book cover market, along with other various markets. 

Exhibition History


  • Holy Sites/Sights, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn.


  • Favorite Flix, Society of Illustrators, New York, N.Y. (show toured nationally)


  • You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Society of Illustrators, New York, N.Y.(toured nationally)


  • Lyme Art Association Juried Members Exhibition
  • Connecticut Plein Air Painter’s Association Annual Juried Show


  • Connecticut Plein Air Painter’s Association Annual Juried Show


  • Hartford Art School Faculty Show