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Gary Cassidy


Studio 27

Cassidy Studio

539 S Hassayampa Dr, Prescott


Mediums: sculpture, acrylic painting, 
mixed media, oil painting


Demo: mixed media & assemblage


Upon retiring from the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Colonel, I was recalled from retirement to be the Army’s Artist and sent to Bosnia in 1998/99 to capture images and create a body of artwork depicting our soldiers’ experiences. From that Bosnia Art Project, one painting, Checkpoint at Bedrock, honoring U.S. Army soldiers’ Bosnia service, was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol building in a ceremony on April 11, 2000.

I work with steel, wood, stone and found and recycled objects as a sculptor and am also a painter. Additionally, I am about to publish my third book of a trilogy of novels or mythomemoir based on what I observed during my thirty-year U.S. Army career.


My achievements include Doctor of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. I served in various command and executive positions for the Army Staff, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. My military experience overseas includes the Balkans, First Gulf War, Panama, Korea, and the Vietnam War.

In 2001, my sculpture, I’ll Ride in These No More, was acquired by the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, Illinois. My art is in the Army Art Collection in Washington, D.C. and my artworks have been displayed in the Pentagon; U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Special Operations Command, Mac Dill Air Force Base, Florida; Special Operations and Airborne Museum, Fayetteville, North Carolina; U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; National Defense University, Washington, DC; and in numerous corporate and private collections.


Since retiring and moving to Prescott in 2002, I have served in a number of positions including, Executive Director of the Phippen Museum of Western Art, Board Member and President of Arizona Classical Theatre, Board Member and Chairperson for Arts and Cultural Affairs Study Group for Prescott 2050, Board Member and President for Friends of Yavapai College Art, and Board Member for the Yavapai College Foundation.

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