DescriptionSHANNON STIRNWEIS (American, b. 1931)
Doodle for Hunger, 2009
Ink and conte crayon on paper
9 x 12 in.
Signed lower left
Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
Born in Portland, Oregon in 1931, his ambitions fixed on becoming an artist while in grade school. This interest, sometimes detoured by sports and studies, continued throughout high school and a year at the University of Oregon. He completed his education with five years a the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles, winning a school scholarship and American Institute of graphic Design scholarship.
After graduating, he served two years in the army as an illustrator in Germany. This allowed him the opportunity to visit European museums to study their paintings.
Out of the army and school in the late fifties, he found making a living for galleries was not a viable alternative. He sought illustration on the east coast. In New York City he progressed from an agency sketch job through free lancing adventure pulps to slick magazines such as Argosy, Boys Life, Time and Field and Stream. He worked on magazine covers for a large number of paperback publishers and illustrated over thirty children's book. His advertising clients varied from pharmaceuticals, industrial, movies and stamps.
After serving two years as President of the Society of Illustrators in New York he followed the lead of many former illustrators and entered the field of gallery painting.
Artists, entertainers, athletes, politicians, and business celebrities put their artistic and creative skills to good use by doodling. Proceeds from Doodle for Hunger allow St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters to give support to a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. Special conditions of sale apply.
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters: Mission Statement
St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters is established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in a dignified and supportive manner. The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters takes a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that eradicate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger.
The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters support a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor.
The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters also fights hunger through special events for those in need. Each location has customized its program according to the needs of the local community.
Working together with the staff and volunteers at various locations to promote emotional and physical well-being through programs sponsored by banks, hospitals, social service providers, and the corporate community, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters raises awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships.
In addition to feeding the hungry, the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters works to eliminate hunger and its underlying causes by providing literacy programs, counseling for persons with addictions, support for victims of domestic violence, and training for those who help eradicate the various structural causes of hunger.
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