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Stewart, Lili
Discipline: Drawing/Illustration, Painting

A native North Dakotan, Lili Stewart has spent decades drawing and painting the landscapes and wildlife of the Northern Plains. Her award-winning work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions and she has done extensive work as an illustrator.

Her art appears in limited edition prints, posters, book illustrations, logo designs, caricatures, cartoons, and portraits for such organizations as the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association, the Great Plains Chautauqua Society, and the North Dakota Humanities Council.

In the 1980s, Stewart was chosen to redraw the Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. Her most recent illustrating effort is a series of more than 50 collector’s cards depicting historic scenes from the journey of Lewis and Clark.

During the months of January, February, March 2004, she was one of the featured artists in the offices of North Dakota Governor John Hoeven and First Lady Mikey Hoeven.

Stewart works in many media including pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and etching on clayboard. Her favorite subjects have always been scenes depicting animals and birds native to western North Dakota. She has taught students of all ages - from elementary to adult - and currently works as adjunct lecturer of art in the Department of Fine Arts at Dickinson State University.

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